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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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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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I'll try to keep this short, and hope this is the correct place to post. I've recently been diagnosed with Hepatitis B and am currently under treatment for it using Tenofovir. They watch a lot stuff on my blood tests and one of the issue...
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I'm new to this group but active in a couple others. I have a lower leg plate with 8 big screws that was inserted due to a nasty leg break about 12 years ago. It worked very well and I've had no real complaints up to now and have had 90%...
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It's been 6 months since I had a run-in with a revolving door. The result was bilateral sacral fractures and a comminuted fracture of the inner pubic ramis. Four months after the accident, I was back to walking 4 miles a day and doing yo...
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On a daily basis I take Vit. K-2 with calcium, mag and D3 supplement. Does anyone know if the K-2 which is fermented soya could be causing my chronic migraines?
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Hello, i don't speak natively english. In order for my mother to get money from the state she has to have worse than T-score ≤ -2.5 osteoporosis. She has made an examination with a Lunar IQ instrument and has 0.97 in L2-4 and 0.78 in t...
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Hi I have a 55 years old mother and she has Osteoporosis. she is taking Calcium tablets daily. and doctor prescribed Evista for her. she strated taking Evista but this medicine had some serious side affects on her; specially she felt ...
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My Mother was on Fosamax for 15 years. Even though her bone density tests were normal, her doctor told her to stay on the drug. When he retired, I spoke to her new doctor about stopping Fosamax, as I've read that one should not be on i...
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How long before you know results if this medication is working? What is the procedure to find out that this medication is doing its job? How long will I have to be on this stuff?
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About 4 months ago I had mild pain in both my thighs. I originally thought it was from the gym. However, after a month, I decided to go see the Doc. I get a nerve conduction study done and they diagnosed me with Bilateral sural neuropath...
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I had open reduction and internal fixation surgery in Dec .for an incomplete subcapital fracture. For the last 6 weeks I've been doing "post hip pinning surgery" exercises recommended by Baylor Health Care System. When researching other ...
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I took Boniva Last Thursday morning, Monday morning, I woke up with severe muscle pain from my neck down to my lower back. I still have the pain, is the pain from the Boniva?
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Went to the doctor the other day and had my height measured for the first time since high school, more than 40 years ago. I have lost an inch in height. Is this a sign of osteoporosis or is this normal for a 62 year old woman?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Prolia or Forteo. Also, what are possible side effects? I recently fractured my hip (I have osteoporosis) and can not take bisphosphonates due to dental problems.
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I had my total hysterectomy in 2006. had a bone density done in 2008 (showed borderline osteopenia) T score -1.0 Just had a bone density done today and it has dropped to what I think is T score -2.0 (I am having hard time figuring o...
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I fell and fractured my hip in Dec. Had open reduction with internal fixation (3 screws). I am depressed because all of the "so-called" recommended preventions didn't work. I can't take bisphosphonates because I have chronic periodontal ...
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On Warfarin and experitmenting sever bone loss. 13% in the last 2 years. All the testing the doctor did (specialist) could not find the reason for this. Could it be the warfarin or something else? I have cardio-myopathy (sorry about spel...
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My wife has been started Co-Etidrocal (Etidronate Disodium &Calcium Carbonate), to take Etidronate Disodium for first 14 days then start Cal Carbonate, she have taken Etidronate Disodium for 4 days in evening, can she take Calcium Carbon...
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Does drinking milk cause calcium to be leeched from my bones? I am very confused by the conflicting information regarding the benefits of milk to prevent osteoporosis.
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