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My mother was diagnosed with osteoporosis. How will this affect her?
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Increased risk Fx
The most important affect that needs to be worried about is the increased risk of fractures to vital areas such as the hip, back, or wrist.
Other areas can be fractured also. Loss of height also can occur over the years.There are many treatment options available now and your mother should speak with her physician regarding these.

In brief: Increased risk Fx
The most important affect that needs to be worried about is the increased risk of fractures to vital areas such as the hip, back, or wrist.
Other areas can be fractured also. Loss of height also can occur over the years.There are many treatment options available now and your mother should speak with her physician regarding these.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Robert Lang
Her future will be influenced by her nutrition, especially calcium and vitamin D intake and her activity, Proper exercise will greatly decrease her risk of a fracture. I recommend seeing a physical therapist for proper instruction.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to say
Osteoporosis causes weak bones that are more likely to break.
Bones that are often affected are the spine, hip, and wrist. There are medications available that have been shown to prevent fractures. It's hard to say how osteoporosis will affect your mother since it depends on the extent of bone loss and the treatment she is getting. The best course is to speak with her doctor about your concerns.

In brief: Hard to say
Osteoporosis causes weak bones that are more likely to break.
Bones that are often affected are the spine, hip, and wrist. There are medications available that have been shown to prevent fractures. It's hard to say how osteoporosis will affect your mother since it depends on the extent of bone loss and the treatment she is getting. The best course is to speak with her doctor about your concerns.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Osteoporosis leads to bone fractures. At any age, fracures are preventable. Thus, prevention of fractures are the best option.
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fractures prevent
Incidences of osteoporosis increases with age.
Having other medical disorders and/or immobility due to any cause also increase the risk of bone loss and future fractures. Taking preventative steps including balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, engaging in weight-bearing exercises, and prevention of falls and injuries are essential for preventing fractures. Osteoporosis leads to bone fra.

In brief: Fractures prevent
Incidences of osteoporosis increases with age.
Having other medical disorders and/or immobility due to any cause also increase the risk of bone loss and future fractures. Taking preventative steps including balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, engaging in weight-bearing exercises, and prevention of falls and injuries are essential for preventing fractures. Osteoporosis leads to bone fra.
Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
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