Where does osteoporosis cause bone fractures?

Spine & hips mostly. With osteoporosis, most any bone might be affected, but mostly fractures tend to occur in the spine and upper leg bones (hips). If you are a woman 65 years or older, or have other risk factors like being thin, check with your primary health provider to see about being screened for osteoporosis. A good source for proven prevention tips is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012.

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What causes severe bone loss in young adults? Was diagnosed with osteoporosis after several compression fractures

Many things. Hi. There are many things (and I mean MANY), genetic and acquired, that can cause osteoporosis and fracture in young people. You need a good endocrinologist. I know Lynn Kohlmeier, an endo in Spokane who's very good with metabolic bone disease. I suggest you see her, and bring all labs and data you have on your case. If a diagnosis is established, there may be things that can help bone health. Read more...

If vitamin d deficiency is the cause of my premenopausal osteoporosis would taking vitamin d make the bones normal again? I have fractures in my spin

Osteoporosis. You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It would be very important for you to get in for evaluation to see why you have developed this at such a young age and make sure there is not a reversible cause. Read more...

I have a low bone density score but no fractures or symptoms and I don't want to take any of the recommended osteoporosis drugs. What else can I do?

See below. Regular weight bearing exercise helps a lot, make sure you have enough calcium and vitamin d supplements (depensing on your kidney functions) , I have tried using strontium for my pts with fair results. I have to say though that this doesn't replace traditional treatment of osteoporosis. Hope this helps. Read more...

Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment that builds bone and prevents fractures, without causing problems to the kidneys?

Hard to say . Exercise and vit d probably would have no sig effect negatively on kidneys fosamax and it's cousins don't affect kidneys much forteo and Prolia also not any sig problems re kidney that i know right off hand. Read more...
Only forteo builds. Forteo is the only drug that induces bone formation. The others prevent bone loss, although that allows the bones to become stronger over time, too. None of the meds damage the kidneys, but the bisphosphonates (like fosamax) can't be used in someone who has kidney dysfunction. Read more...
Healthy lifestyle. Take calcium and vitamin d supplementation as advised by a doctor who knows your condition. Exercise is all important and use of one of those small round in-the-home floor trampolines can be useful if gently and regularly undertaken. We have strong bones to hold up our body tower within the gravitational field. If you magnify the field, your bones will accommodate. Read more...

Diagnosed w/osteoporosis and spinal fractures high risk for more fractures is there anything I can do to gain bone mass w/out scary meds like fosamax (alendronate)?

If you have. already been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and already had fractures, medications may be the only way to make a significant improvement in your bone density. Lifestyle changes at this point will likely not make a big enough difference. Are you 28 years old? It is unusual to have osteoporosis as a young adult without an underlying medical condition. Read more...
Yes. First of all you need a medical evaluation including blood tests to find out why you have osteoporosis. You may have abnormal hormone levels, severely lacking vitamin D, or other problem which can be corrected. Medication named Forteo is the only medication currently available which builds new bone, improves bone quality, and helps with bone healing after a fracture. Fosamax does not. Read more...

Is there a natural cure for osteoporosis, weak bones fractures, bone thinning?

Nothing fast. Calcium and vitamin d and weight bearing exercise can strengthen bones. However, these treatments take a long time to improve bone health. If you have significant osteoporosis, they likely will not work fast enough to prevent fractures. There is no natural treatment that can rapidly treat osteoporosis. Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women can help, but most don't consider this natural. Read more...