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  • 22 days ago

    Help...I'm freaking out over bone density test!

    Help...I just had a bone density test and it's showing I'm osteoporotic (score of -3 according to the radiology tech....my ob-gyn has not reviewed it with me yet). I'm only 53 and otherwise in perfect health!. I am completely freaking out now, afraid I'll be labeled as osteoporotic (with no idea what implications that will have) and doomed to a life of cifosis and compression fractures. I have absolutely no fracture history. I was drastically underweight for a brief time as a teenager....
  • 1 month ago

    used

    I used to be in a similar situation after suffering from a torn ligament due to a road accident. I was really afraid to get back on track for months after the doctor certified that I was fit to be active again. However, I learnt that I needed to push myself slowly, but surely, in order to train my body back in order for my body not to deteriorate even worst.
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoporosis with spinal fractures

    Is it normal to get more spinal fractures after kyphoplasty
  • 1 month ago

    Barbotage (Non Surgical Bone Spur Treatment)

    Does anyone have any experience with the following treatment for bone spurs? The area is numbed and then a needle is placed under ultrasound guidance to break up the bone spur. The spur is then naturally reabsorbed by the body and the joint can now move freely. This is a great example of how stem cell therapy can be combined with advanced image guided needle techniques to help restore normal joint function.
  • 2 months ago

    Does osteoporosis cause cysts in your uterus

    I have a cyst in my cervix that was found last year and I keep having recurring UTIs.
  • 3 months ago

    Fragility fractures with osteoporosis

    I am 29 and have severe osteoporosis caused by chronic anorexia Nervosa. Just in the past two months I have fractured 2 vertebrae and 2 ribs, plus other older fractures. But it’s getting worse. One fracture was from trying to pick up a toddler, and the most recent rib I broke by leaning gently on my kitchen counter. My body is crumbling for no reason. I’m scared to do anything anymore. I know I’ll just keep breaking bones. I’m starting nursing school but I can’t have my bones snapping there so I....
  • 3 months ago

    Upset about the diagnosis of osteoporosis

    I just turned 72. Until last year, my bone density tests revealed osteopenia. Last year for the first time it revealed age related osteoporosis with some bone loss in my left hip...but not in my spine or right hip. My doctor wanted me to start on Boniva, but I decided to wait until my next test, which is coming up this Saturday. I am generally in good physical health. I am thin, exercise regularly and lead an active life style. I have decided that if the next test shows additional bone loss, I will....
  • 4 months ago

    hyperparathyroidism not mentioned as cause of osteoporosis

    In your recent article and slide show on osteoporosis, you failed to mention hyperparathyroid disease that is a readily surgically correctable, fairly common cause of early onset osteoporosis. More common in women than men, the diagnosis can be made with thorough office clinical evaluation along with blood tests including serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) and possibly others.
  • 4 months ago

    CaroleM

    What is the safest medication for osteoporosis?
  • 4 months ago

    Declining bone density while on Reclast

    Age 79 female of Norwegian descent. BMI 24.2. Mother with hip fracture in her 80s. DXA indicates osteoporosis is worsening despite treatment with Fosamax and then Reclast (2018, 2017, 2010, & 2009. I am scheduled for another infusion in March of this year. Report from DXA scan in September 2018 concludes my 10-year fracture risk is 51% for major osteoporotic fracture and 39% for hip fracture. The previous scan in 2016 was 48% and 36%. Daily intake: calcium citrate (1260 mg) and vitamin D 2000....