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Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

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  • Very anxious about treatment

    During scans for my lower left side pain, possibly diverticular disease, it was found that I had a spinal fracture and a hemaginoma. I had no back pain and no idea when the spinal fracture occurred. As a result of this I had a bone density scan and have been diagnosed with osteopenia and in one area,...

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  • How to build bone backed by a study

    Have the superfoods which include the following: green leafy vegetables including kale, book choy, red cabbage, etc. citrus fruits prunes onions broccoli tomatoes green beans mushrooms cucumber leeks herbs yoghurt  spices alkaline People who have osteopenia in particular can build bone and others...

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  • More confusion

    Hi everyone. I have just gone to order my K2 as I am running low and the previous ones I ordered are no longer available. However, I now seem to have a choice of K2 mk4 OR K2 mk7. Have no idea what one I was taking before or what I should be buying now. Further investigations show that huge amounts of...

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  • Confusion

    Today I talked to a doctor that said No osteoporosis could be reversed regardless the reason.(menopause,alcohol, malnutrition, sedentary life) In the best case it could be Stoped. I'm really getting desperate....

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  • Newly diagnosed with Osteoporosis

    Hi, I have been recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis having experienced severe pain due to a fractured spine. I am 44 and wondering if the pain ever goes away and if your daily life can be the same as before? Many Thanks, Arlene.

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  • Forks over knives

    I saw a movie showing how degenerative changes are mostly due to dairy foods and how Asian people have less problems of that matter due to their dairy free food culture.at least until they adopted Western Union culture habits. Must watch. Forks over knives

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  • Osteoporosis and COPD

    I suffer from osteoporosis in my back and am just getting over a COPD flare up. Through coughing so much I pulled all the muscles in my upper body. I know it will take time for them to heal but I am in agony Can anyone suggest a painkiller that will dull the pain in my back as I am not able to stand...

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  • Treatment Decision

    Hi all, I would appreciate some advice. I am based in the UK and recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis in hip and lower back. The nurse I saw today suggested two treatments. . 6monthly injection, Prolia. 12monthly infusion Zoledronic acid. Both have side effects, reduction in immune system, and one...

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  • Wheat grass

    I just came across a video on YouTube about the benefits of a plant called wheat grass. Have any of you used it? It's supposedly best nutrition for bones,since it absorbs much more sun than any other plant.its used to cure cancer.....detox and renew cells..

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  • Junkies:)

    I just read a comment somewhere and I really would like to share it with you guys. Someone was saying people with OS should stop search for the reasons why,because they are simply junkies: ) that got it either from drinking,smoking too much or from having unprotected sex. With few words we are all Hiv...

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  • Slow healing hip fracture

    Posted on here a few months ago just after fracturing my hip and having pulmonary embolism. Hip was repaired with nail and pins, but after 3months I am still unable to walk without using one crutch and still getting burning searing pains in my hip and leg. Worried that it is as good as it will get and...

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  • I think my ribs have fallen

    in September I had a total break of my lumbar all of them broke. One in June just thought I had a sore back I'm getting old (61) another in August. I ignored this my daughter was getting married. September the rest went and I was in the hospital for a month.  I have a walker to help around the...

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  • Newly diagnosed with Osteopenia

    I've just been diagnosed with Osteopenia after I fell and broke a hip 3 months ago, I asked my doctor if we could check my bone density and got the results a couple of days ago.   I've been put on Calceos Calcium and Vit D3 supplement which I have no problem with.   However, I've...

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  • Bone Density Test

    I'm a 59 y/o post-menopause female. I just had my first bone density test shows Femur Neck Left is 0.595g/cm^2 with a T-score of -3.2. The Z-score ended up being -1.8. Looks like I have osteoporosis, although I've been on calcium and vitamin D for a while. I've never broken a bone before....

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  • Calcitonin

    hi everyone. Has anyone heard of, or had experience of this. Not even sure if I have spelt it correctly. I have heard it is used to treat steroid induced osteoporosis and is a nasal spray. It also builds bone mass in the spine, but not in the hips. Another mystery to me. Also, is it new, or has it been...

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  • Newly diagnosed osteopenia T -2.4

    Hi all, Following falling down stairs and sustaining fracture to my spine 3 months ago my dexa scan T score results are -2.4 for my spine. Providing my blood samples are ok my GP has prescribed Alendronic acid. I do appreciate I'm as near to osteoporosis score as you can get but   does anyone...

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  • Research: osteoporosis and genes that

    Just watched a researcher on TV who has been conducting a very large research into osteoporosis. The research continues with more subjects being added. The results are still a fair way off and treatment following that even longer away. Breaking a hip can be very dangerous for some. Sadly, there seems...

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  • I am new to osteoporosis.help needed!!!

    Hello dear ppl, I'm 35 female,recently diagnosed with osteoporosis.i have 4 spontaneous fractures.im bedridden now for an year,I ve only recently been put on bonviva.due to my age they didn't want to give it,but in the end they did.i m in huge pain will I ever recover ? Is there such thing as...

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  • ITV Tonight are looking for a osteoporosis case study!

    I'm a journalist for ITV's current affairs programme, Tonight. We are currently making a programme about good fats/bad fats and we're looking for a case study to take part. Have any of you ever cut out diary from your diet when you were younger and believe it might have been a factor to...

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  • Osteoporosis/alendronic acid

     I was put on alendronic acid for osteoporosis but it had horrendous side effects so stopped taking it and talking to GP tomorrow but hoping I can achieve some protection from high dose Vit D3 and some calcium.  Has anyone else on here had a problem with alendronic acid and found a good SAFE...

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  • Osteoporosis & Tail Bone Pain

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis a little under a year ago. About 3 weeks ago, completely out of the blue, the right side of my tail bone started to hurt a lot. I had not experienced a fall or sustained any injury. It has continued to hurt since then. The pain sometimes flares up when walking or sitting...

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  • Is Alendronic acid addictive?

    I'm on my 8th week of taking AA now and I'm starting to wonder if it's addictive. I take it on a Saturday morning but towards the end of the week I start feeling aggressive for no particular reason especially when I'm tired and from Wednesday to Friday. After the Saturday morning pill...

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  • Osteoporosis and the parathyroid hormone

    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had further investigation of their osteoporosis and discovered that it's possibly down to a malfunctioning parathyroid (i.e., para gland not managing calcium correctly), and if so, did you have a successful operation to sort it?

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  • osteoporosis and fracture treatment

    last year i fractured my ankle, it healed but i recovered stability only partially, i have a sedentary job and also used the foot brace way too much. this summer i forced myself to walk and pains started to increase,  i just had x-rays results that show secondary osteoporosis to the leg. the doctor...

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  • Osteoporosis and Total knee replacement

    Four years ago I had a total knee replacement  (TKR). Unfortunately it failed and was replaced 6 months later. That also failed and left me in chronic pain. After about 18 months a second revision was completed using a totally different type of joint. That also has failed and left me in constant...

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    If any of you are having difficulties with the dazzling brightness of the new look of this forum, or any other issues regarding usability, there is a thread started by Patient for feedback: https://patient.info/forums/discuss/patient-s-new-look-feedback-604108?page=0#2792952

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  • What Do These Results Mean

     After four weeks of waiting I just got my results.   I have been told by the lady doing the Dexa  Scan that my results weren't good.   However having done some research I don't believe they are that bad. I really have no idea so here is my results and here is the treatment...

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  • Any views on soluble tablet for Alendronic Acid?

    Hello Does anyone know whether the effervescent 70mg Binosto soluble tablet for Alendronic Acid 70mg has any additional side effects over and above taking the 70mg pill? Obviously you would be swallowing the acid without the protection of any pill coating. Thanks for any replies.

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  • Broken hip surgery

    Hi I am 56yrs old and are 4weeks post surgery for broken hip ( nails and screws) also had p.e. and now on apixaben 5mg twice daily. My dr wants me to start Prolia injections straight away but I am worried about side effects and whether it would hinder bone healing. As I am feeling truly lousy atm dont...

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  • Exercise

    I have -4.6lumbar and have been walking with ankle and wrist weights. I have always been fairly light weight and thought the weights might be equivalent to carrying a few extra pounds. Another forum had said I shouldn't do it as it will affect my knees. I am at a loss as what to do. Gp and nhs...

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  • Boron!

    hello everyone - been  reading how boron prevents the urinary excretion of calcium that can assist with retaining bone density so today I've started to include this mineral in my diet.  I'm not sure how long it will take before positive results are known, however small they...

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