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  • 1 day ago

    Esophagus burning and taking Fosamax as directed, what should I do?

    My mom is taking Fosamax [Alendronic Acid], she is taking it exactly as directed and is still getting terriible burning in her esophagus. She is really suffering. She says there are no alternative medications she can switch to. Are there any remedys she can take to help ease the burning in her esophagus? Supplements, Vitamins, anything like that? Any help anyone can give me would be greatle appreciated, as i Said, she is really suffering Thanks in Advance!!
  • 8 days ago

    What You Should Know About Osteoporosis Medications

    When it comes to osteoporosis meds, you have a lot of options, so it helps to know the landscape. Here’s a quick run-down on osteoporosis medications that are out there and how to work with your doctor to determine which (if any) may be right for you: http://wb.md/2lnjql1 Do you have experience with any of these medications? We’d love to hear your story!
  • NO MAGIC BULLET FOR BONE

    I was reading a comment where some person advises fortea or some such biophosphate for bones but lately I,ve read that they have some negative side effects. I do believe in the natural approach to health and so you must eat the right things to keep bones strong and healthy greens fresh veggies fruits and you must do weight workouts with either dumbbells or get a wt vest like I use , it has helped my bones very much to be stronger and its easy to use try the nyknyc vest it looks nice - no suicide....
  • 10 days ago

    ?broken hand

    I fell at work and landed on top of my right hand. Having broken my hand bones before i was sure it was broken with immediate excessive localised swelling and bruising. I still have extensive swelling and bruising from middle finger to wrist and out to little finger, bruising goes half way down all the 3 fingers and there is a large swollen lump between 4th & 5th metacarpal and underneath my ring finger & I can't bend 4th and 5th fingers but xray showed nothing. Likelihood of # not showing....
  • 18 days ago

    Do I need to get a bone density test?

    I'm nearing menopause age and am wondering if I should be asking my doctor about getting a bone density test. Or is this something that they just schedule when the time is right? I know that menopause can speed up bone loss and I want to catch any problems that I might have in the beginning so I can do something about it. I definitely don't want to wait until I break a bone. Are there other things I should be asking my doctor about now?
  • 26 days ago

    Dexa scan images

    Diagnosed with osteopenia 3 yrs ago. Had second dexa scan 2 days ago and there were a lot of bright spots and bright linings on bone. Anyone know what the bright spots mean? I'm waiting for my results.
  • 1 month ago

    Bone Density Scan

    I am only 35....I was diagnosed with osteopenia at around 23 by a bone density scan....2 months ago I tripped over a suitcase handle and twisted my ankle....Instead of my normal sprain or strain I usually do when I fall, I have poor balance, I snapped my tibia and fibula so bad I need pin, a plate and screws put in and 2 months later I am still non-weight bearing. I had another bone density test and it says I still only have osteopenia. I am now wondering though....Does the scan take in account that....
  • 1 month ago

    Osteoporosis

    69 y.o. male, discovered osteoporosis 2009. Taking calcium, Vitamin D, testosterone injections, alendronate, and still the density levels are decreasing. Being followed by primary physician and rheumatologist. Afraid of fracturing when attempting any exercise. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!
  • 2 months ago

    osteochondroma question

    Hi everyone. I'm a 15 year old male that has been diagnosed with osteochondroma for a while now. Since I was 13. I am almost 16 so its been 3 years. I have been to many MRI scans and x-rays. The last specialist that I went to said that it will go away in about a year or 2. Yet it hasn't gone away it has grown... Today I went to another orthopedic specialist and he recommended me to another mri and x-ray. I got my x-ray done and am waiting for Mri appointment. He said that after he takes a....
  • 2 months ago

    osteoporosis and sexual activity

    Is anyone aware of any studies regarding restrictions to sexual activity (positions, etc) if one has osteoporosis?