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Parathyroid Hormone Treatment - What Should You Know About It?

MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Guwahati
Parathyroid Hormone Treatment - What Should You Know About It?
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a medical condition wherein the bone becomes fragile and breaks easily even with a minor fall. The bones of spine, wrists and hips get affected the most. These fractured bones lead to severe pain and can force a person to become immobile. A spine fracture can even lead to a loss of height.

What is parathyroid hormone?
Parathyroid is a naturally occurring hormone that regulates the amount of calcium present in the body. They mitigate the risk of bone breakage in the body for a patient suffering with osteoporosis. These hormones are injected into the body on a daily basis to maintain the normal flow of calcium in the body.

How does the treatment work?
Treatments are available in the form of drugs and injections. A doctor can prescribe drugs, if the patient is at an increased rate of bone breakage. The parathyroid hormone helps to protect the bone from breaking, but have no role when the bone actually breaks. The body has a natural process of breaking a bone and rebuilding it by itself. Osteoporosis sets in motion when this process of bone formation is disturbed.

When does a doctor prescribe hormonal treatment?
If a patient has undergone a number of vertebral compression fractures and the condition has not improved, a doctor might suggest to undergo parathyroid hormone treatment. The treatment requires nursing support due to a patient s delicate bone condition. A maximum dosage of 20 micro grams of parathyroid can be injected for a time duration not exceeding 2 years.

Things to know about the treatment:

Be informed: It is good to be well informed about the course of the treatment, treatment duration, plausible problems etc. This will help a patient to be on top of the decision making process. The helpline of the 'National Osteoporosis Society' can be reached to understand the preparation required for a patient to undergo the treatment.
Take the right dosage at the right time: Parathyroid injections should be injected on a daily basis for a maximum time period of 2 years. These injections are taken daily at the same time. It should be ensured that none of the injections are skipped without the prior approval of a doctor. The injection, which lasts for 28 days, needs to be stored in a refrigerator. In case a patient is travelling, special bags are available that has space for storing gel packs.
Side effects: Most patients do not report any side effects, but they do exist. Possible side effects include dizziness, arthralgia, depression and headache. These symptoms often suggest that your body is reacting to the parathyroid hormone treatment. A doctor may or may not prescribe any further drugs to address these symptoms.
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I fell down and fractured my elbow one and half month back. Can I undergo surgery now or is it too late.

MBBS, MS (ORTHO), FIA (joint replacement)
Orthopedist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, One and half month is a bit late but you can undergo the surgery, only thing is you might require bone grafting to increase the chances of fracture union, but all this depends on the fracture pattern and the exact site. I would be in a better position to answer if I had the x-ray images to see.
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Hello sir. My my right leg thumb has broken. And little change own direction. I need your help. To get thumb own direction. It's that possible. My thumb 2 month before broken.

MBBS, MS (ORTHO), FIA (joint replacement)
Orthopedist, Hubli-Dharwad
From your complaints it looks like you had great toe fracture which has malunited (healed in wrong position). Unless it is deformed too much you don't have to worry. If you want it corrected you need to undergo corrective surgery.
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My Hand was broken 3 weeks. I put pop. Then I wear wrist splint for my hand. My hand some time paining and swollen.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
My Hand was broken 3 weeks. I put pop. Then I wear wrist splint for my hand. My hand some time paining and swollen.
It's due to lack of circulation to the affected area, start physiotherapy asap to relieve pain and to control swelling, try to do hand mobilisations and immerse your hand in hot and cold water for 2 to 3 times per day.
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good morning sir, sir my mother has a sever pain in whole body like in hands nd in legs nd swollen so can it be curable?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
good morning sir, sir my mother has a sever pain in whole body like in hands nd in legs nd swollen so can it be curable?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get her vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings
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Dr. earlier my RA was positive and ESR. But Anti CCp and Uric acid are always negative. My latest test came as RA, CRP, Anti CCp negative. ESR 29. Vit d 16. Sir my wrists pain alot and right hand fingers the joint below nails. Sir pls suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Barabanki
Dr. earlier my RA was positive and ESR. But Anti CCp and Uric acid are always negative. My latest test came as RA, CR...
It's very low and such low levels happens after very long time of pathology. You need vit d before any medicine. With vit d sunlight and homeopathy you can cure yourself permanently.
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Hi Dr. ,2009 me mera accident huya tha .or mera (Right leg) Dina per tot Giya tha .Dr. Ne per me neling kardiya .dhire dhire per chota Or Tera hogiya thorasa .ab neling nikalnese dar lagta he .dusre Dr. ko dikhaya tha bola mera per abhitak juranahi Per tota tha ghutne se 12 inch niche. Ab mujhe Kia karna chahiye?

Master of Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Guwahati
Hi Dr. ,2009 me mera accident huya tha .or mera (Right leg) Dina per tot 
Giya tha .Dr. Ne per me neling kardiya .dhi...
Hi should go for limb lengthening procedure. Mean while start wearing a modified shoe on shorter side. Shoe insole height to be increased for shorter leg. Regards.
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