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Osteoporosis is a condition of low bone density that can progress silently over a long period of time leading to an increased risk of fracturing of bones. Discuss topics including osteopenia, the effects of menopause, low density prevention, symptoms, treatments, and how to deal with fractures.

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I am a 47 year old petite female, post-menopause (hysterectomy when I was 35). A recent bone density scan revealed a T score of -3.4 in lumbar spine, -2.5 in the hips. Dr called in a prescription for Fosamax (to take once a week for next...
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HAVE PROLIA AFFECTED YOUR LIFE?
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Hi.I am 36 yrs Female, suffering from Severe joint pain at knee, hands & feet joints & muscle pains in waistline line spreaded towards backbone upto middlie portion. It's been almost 30 days since its start of the problem. Muscle pain ...
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I am 18 years old and for the past couple years now I have been experiencing severe pain while running. The pain is in the upper left portion of my chest, exactly where my heart is. It feels like there is a muscle that is being constrict...
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At my annual followup with my sleep specialist in November, I noted concern that I've shrunk 3" and asked if it was probable that the cause was due to disc degeneration. Three years ago, at age 32, a neurologist told me I had the level ...
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I am recently diagnosed w/osteoporosis. Tried Boniva briefly when diagnosed w/osteopenia but joint skeletal pain was not tolerable. Looks like at 57, I must find something or I'm going to start fracturing away. What is safe and effect...
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After reading these posts I feel scared taking any bone medication. There were few references to Prolia for Osteoporosis. Is this proven to help bone strength or will I just be keeping old bone and suffer more breaks because of the med...
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I have used Prednisone for almost a year now and I am down to 1mg for the next week and hopefully will come off it. I understand that it is hard on your bone density etc. I am experiencing some pain and wonder if it is connected. ...
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hi there! I would like to know how many days should I take off after the 28th day of using FORTEO before using the new dose of it? it is not on the using manual so I don't know what to do, should I carry on straight way with the new si...
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I have where I cant walk very far my back hurts so bad I break out in a sweat. I cant stand up very long with out the pain. if I can sit down for a while it stops. and my legs and shoulders aches. is this my osteoporosis. I have bern...
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Hello, I have severe osteopenia. My question is that does osteoporosis in advanced stage result in Shrinkage or slendering of big bones as femur i.e can there be any size changes. Thanks
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My blood calcium has been elevated for over 2 years that I know of. I've felt horrible for a while. It seems over time more and more symptoms get added to the list: high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth l...
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I am suffering from waist and both leg pain from last year. My arthiritic test is negative. In MRI everything is ok. but still my pain exists. kindly help
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In may of 2014 I had a bone spur removed from the side of foot close to the toes along with a mortons neuroma, I am having a lot of pain where the spur was removed and still several toes are numb and stiff and painful. Could there be a f...
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Does Algae-CAL, a plant-based calcium supplement really build new bone?
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I am a 36 year old male. I had Vitamin D deficiency 6 months ago - the D levels had come back after supplements. However I have lot of twitches/pins&needles/pain. I underwent a DEXA scan yesterday and the TScore came as -2.4 which is sev...
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I am always on the look-out for herbs that might help me fight my osteopenia. I read about crocin (saffron) in building bone health. This was an excerpt from a study: "The present study demonstrated that daily oral administration of...
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When is it a good idea to take Calcitonin if you are diagnosed with osteoporosis? What are the side effects and risks? How long do you have to take it to see results on a bone scan?
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Hello, I am 20 years old and will mostly have to start treatment, Which treatment has been most successful in your guys opinion?
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im 21 years male my entire left side of my body is sinking day by day from face to foot what can i do know?
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