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My back is paining from frequently from last last week, earlier it pains sometimes but now it pains even I lay down on my bed or sit on a chair. What should I do?
I am feeling pain in my neck. Sir please give me solution to this problem and tell me can this problem is serious for health?
Hello Doctor, how to set my duck feet. When I am walking my feet are going outwards which makes my walking style quite hateful. Is there any way to set this?
Good evening doctors! My mother is suffering with cervical spondylitis. Her nerves have been blotting when she is doing any stressful work. Her nerves are so weak sometimes. So what is the best medication and remedy.
Help doctors, My sister has got chikungunya before 2 years. She has been diagnosed at that time. But now for the last 2 months, she is suffering from severe pain in hands and legs. She even can't lift weights or vessels in kitchen. Please tell her some medicines or treatment to treat the pain.
She is suffering from back lower pain from last 2-3 years. Doctors suggest for the operation. Now what to do.
I have pain in my leg because when I play cricket in my childhood, my leg got sleep and have a pain in my leg and upto now I am suffering from this problem.
I have muscular spasms in my left and right sides of my back and some in other parts like chest, throat and legs from my childhood and has gradually increased in intensity and duration with age. Pain starts slow but increases and sometimes last for more than 5 to 7 mins. Stretching helps sometimes but its seem to get worse by the day. please advise.
Hi I am mukesh kumar 38 years old I am working as a Teacher when I stand long period in class then I feel pain in my knee please suggest me a solution.
Hi I am 28 year old. I have a problem with my knees. Slight deformity(knock knees). Due to which I often feel stress in my legs. So I would like to get fixed of this prob through surgery. So what would be the cost?
I am suffering from a sudden pain and burning sensation in stomach. I am not having any metabolic or digestion problem, nor I am having any menses related problem. At any time, I feel severe pain in my back, nd a burning sensation from my bottom to the inner of the stomach. Sometimes, I also feel sensations in my knees and elbows. I have consulted many doctors, they all have diagnosed differently. Also I have done all tests and mri, but my reports are clear. I know this is bit complicated, and I m facing too much physicallly. But please help and give me proper guidance. Thanks.
Case 1 : A 65yr old women develops severe pain in the lower back while trying to lift her grandson from the floor. She was then rushed to the hospital and on investigating was found to have osteoporotic collapse of lumbar vetrebrae.
Case 2 : A 72 yr old female sustained a small twisting jerk while walking over the uneven surface and developed sharp pain in the hip region followed by difficulty in walking and when examined was found to have fracture in the hip.
These cases are just to exemplify that Osteoporosis may not cause any apparent symptoms. Patients may not know they have osteoporosis until they break (fracture) a bone.
Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Although the diagnosis of the disease relies on the quantitative assessment of bone mineral density, which is a major determinant of bone strength, the clinical significance of osteoporosis lies in the fractures that arise.
Common sites for osteoporotic fracture are the spine, hip, distal forearm and proximal humerus. The remaining lifetime probability in women, at menopause, of a fracture at any one of these sites exceeds that of breast cancer.
Osteoporotic fractures are a major cause of morbidity in the population. Hip fractures cause acute pain and loss of function, and nearly always lead to hospitalisation. Recovery is slow, and rehabilitation is often incomplete, with many patients permanently institutionalised in nursing homes. Vertebral fractures may cause acute pain and loss of function but may also occur without serious symptoms. Vertebral fractures often recur, however, and the consequent disability increases with the number of fractures. Distal radial fractures also lead to acute pain and loss of function, but functional recovery is usually good or excellent.
A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) scan can be used as a screening test for osteopenia (bone loss that precedes osteoporosis). This test measures bone density in the hip, wrist and spine and is more precise than an X-ray.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends the following groups of people should have Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) scans to screen for osteoporosis:
All women age 65 and older
All postmenopausal women under age 65 who have risk factors for osteoporosis
Postmenopausal women with fractures
Women with a medical condition associated with osteoporosis
How Is Osteoporosis Treated and Prevented?
There is no current cure for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis treatment involves stopping further bone loss, and strengthening bones that show signs of weakness. Prevention of osteoporosis is key.
Prevention and Treatment:
1. Exercise : Exercise is important in helping improve muscle strength and balance. Consult your doctor for the type and duration of exercise that is right for you
It is also important to consider other medical problems that may also be present (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure) before starting any exercise program.
2. Quit Smoking and Curtail Alcohol
3. Calcium Supplements
4. Calcium-Fortified Foods
5. Vitamin D
There are several types of medications used to treat osteoporosis.
Menopausal estrogen hormone therapy.
Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).
Anabolic drugs: these are the only drugs that actually build bone mass. Teriparatide, a form of parathyroid hormone, is one example of this type of drug