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My femur dexa scan t score is -2.3 what does it mean? Is it moderate osteoporosis.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My femur dexa scan t score is -2.3
what does it mean? Is it moderate osteoporosis.
Hot or cold compresses. Applying heat or cold may help. "some people like heat, some like cold, deal says. "whatever feels best. Tens (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). A tens system includes a small, battery-powered machine, connected by wires to a pair of electrodes. The electrodes are connected to your skinnear the pain source. A mild electrical current travels through your skin and goes along your nerve fibers. It may reduce pain by changing the way your brain perceives pain, experts say. One session takes about 15 minutes. "tens is sometimes helpful -- not a game-changer but worth a try, deal says. Massage. This may give your muscles relief. Get your doctor's approval first, only get massage from a qualified therapist, and make sure the therapist knows about your osteoporosis and your fracture. Osteoporosis exerciseexercisingregularlybuildsandstrengthensbones. Weight-bearingexercises—wherebonesandmusclesworkagainstgravity—arebest. Theseincludeaerobics,dancing, jogging,stairclimbing, tennis,walking, andliftingweights.peoplewhohaveosteoporosismaywant to attemptgentleexercise, such as walking, ratherthanjogging or fast-pacedaerobics, whichincreasethechance of falling. Exercisingthree to fourtimesperweekfor 20-30 minuteseachtimehelps. Osteoporosis treatmentthe treatment of osteoporosis involves reducing any of the factors contributing to poor bone health. Yosur doctor may advise you to address current exercise regime, review your medications or review current lifestyle factors that predispose you to osteoporosis. Your doctor may also advise you to increase your: calcium intake via your diet or with supplements. Calcium is used to build and maintain bone health. vitamin d intake via supplements or exposure to low levels of sunlight. Vitamin d is used to absorb calcium in the bone and regulate calcium in the blood. Tips for osteoporosisweight bearing exercise, such as walking, can help to strengthen bonesexercises to improve your balance and strength will help to prevent falls follow a healthy diet that includes enough calcium and vitamin duse this handy calculator to make sure you are getting enough calcium. Wear sensible, well-fitting shoes to avoid fallsavoid rugs and sloppy slippers – both can cause tripshave good lighting on your stairsget your eyesight checked regularly (free for people over 60) try to avoid heavy lifting – consider home delivery grocery shoppingthis is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain.
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I have osteoporosis of both kneesunable to stand and walk no pain etc. What is your advise. Dr. r kashinath v chitte age 87 yrs.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have osteoporosis of both kneesunable to stand and walk no pain etc. What is your advise. Dr. r kashinath v chitte ...
The treatment of osteoporosis involves reducing any of the factors contributing to poor bone health. Yosur doctor may advise you to address current exercise regime, review your medications or review current lifestyle factors that predispose you to osteoporosis. Your doctor may also advise you to increase your: calcium intake via your diet or with supplements. Calcium is used to build and maintain bone health. vitamin d intake via supplements or exposure to low levels of sunlight. Vitamin d is used to absorb calcium in the bone and regulate calcium in the blood. Tips for osteoporosisweight bearing exercise, such as walking, can help to strengthen bonesexercises to improve your balance and strength will help to prevent falls follow a healthy diet that includes enough calcium and vitamin duse this handy calculator to make sure you are getting enough calcium. Wear sensible, well-fitting shoes to avoid fallsavoid rugs and sloppy slippers – both can cause tripshave good lighting on your stairsget your eyesight checked regularly (free for people over 60) try to avoid heavy lifting – consider home delivery grocery shoppingthis is a general low back ache and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try which will help you relax as well will reduce the pain.
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I am hypothyroid since 14 years, as I have this health issue, how do I need to take care of my bone strength to prevent osteoporosis and other bone related problems for a healthy and active life. Thank you.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (118216ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I am hypothyroid since 14 years, as I have this health issue, how do I need to take care of my bone strength to preve...
Is your tsh under control. Follow this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water.10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym etc.For more details, you can consult me.
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Hi! this is for my mother .her age is 60 years weight 72 kg she suffers from osteoporosis she does some breathing exercises in the morning she has constant back ache issue special while lying down and getting up from bed. Dr. had told her keep taking calcium and vitamin d she used to take supracal is goldcal max good for her for how many months should she take goldcal max and can she take deviry along with that for 2 months once in a week .besides backache she has no other issues her bp and sugar level is ok.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (118216ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Hi! this is for my mother .her age is 60 years weight 72 kg
she suffers from osteoporosis she does some breathing exe...
Below are exercises that strengthen the lower back and help manage lower back pain: 1. Bridges—lie on the ground and bend the knees, placing the feet flat on the floor hip-width apart. Press the feet into the floor, keeping the arms by the sides. Raise the buttocks off the ground until the body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the knees. Squeeze the buttocks with the shoulders remaining on the floor. Lower the buttocks to the ground and rest for a few seconds. Repeat 15 times and then rest for 1 minute. Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions. 2. Knee-to-chest stretches— lie on the back on the floor. Bend the knees, keeping both feet flat on the floor. Use both hands to pull one knee in toward the chest. Hold the knee against the chest for 5 seconds, keeping the abdominals tight and pressing the spine into the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat with the opposite leg. Repeat with each leg 2–3 times twice a day. 3. Lower back rotational stretches—lie back on the floor with bent knees and feet flat on the ground. Keeping the shoulders firmly on the floor, gently roll both bent knees over to one side. Hold the position for 5–10 seconds. Return to the starting position. Gently roll the bent knees over to the opposite side, hold, and then return to the starting position. Repeat 2–3 times on each side twice a day. 4. Draw-in maneuvers— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Breathe in deeply. While breathing out, pull the bellybutton toward the spine, tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the hips still. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Repeat 5 times. 5. Pelvic tilts— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Gently arch the lower back and push the stomach out. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Flatten the back and pull the bellybutton in toward the floor. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Increase the number of repetitions daily, building up to 30. 6. Lying lateral leg lifts— lie on one side with the legs together. Keep the lower leg slightly bent. Draw the bellybutton into the spine to engage the core muscles. Raise the top leg about 18 inches, keeping it straight and extended. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Turn onto the other side of the body and repeat, lifting the other leg. Perform 3 sets on each side. 7. Cat stretches— get onto the hands and knees with the knees hip-width apart. Arch the back, pulling the bellybutton up toward the spine. Slowly relax the muscles and allow the abdomen to sag toward the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3–5 times twice a day. 8. Supermans— lie face down on the ground and stretch both arms out in front of the body, keeping the legs stretched out and flat on the ground. Raise both the hands and feet, aiming to create a gap of about 6 inches between them and the floor. Try to pull in the bellybutton, lifting it off the floor to engage the core muscles. Keep the head straight and look at the floor to avoid neck injury. Stretch the hands and feet outward as far as possible. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times.
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Prone To Fractures - Can It Be A Sign Of Osteoporosis?

Dr.Amit Shridhar 90% (24ratings)
MBBS, D (ORTHO), DNB (Orthopedics), MCH (Orthopedic), Spine Fellowship DePUY, Medtronics Spine Fellowship
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
Prone To Fractures - Can It Be A Sign Of Osteoporosis?

Your bone is a living tissue that is continuously undergoing the process of being broken and repairing. World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) takes place every year on October 20. Osteoporosis is a disorder characterized by brittle and weak bones. Osteoporosis affects one’s hips, spine, and wrist, thus rendering a hunched posture and a shrunk appearance resulting from the collapsed vertebra.

Factors behind osteoporosis:

  1. Excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco
  2. A sedentary lifestyle with not much physical activity
  3. Certain medical disorders such as liver and kidney disease, cancer and arthritis
  4. Medicines to fight cancer, seizures, gastric reflux and transplant rejection
  5. Low estrogen count in women due to menopause (a phase wherein menstruation stops completely)

Treatments:

  1. Medications such as bisphosphonates include Ibandronate, Zoledronic acid, Risedronate, and Alendronate, and other substitutes such as Teriparatide and Denosumab can be administered. However, these bring with them certain side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain, or heartburn.
  2. In women, estrogen therapy post-menopause can help maintain bone density but at the same time, this can make one vulnerable to heart diseases, cancer, or blood clotting.
  3. Alternative medicines include Ipriflavone which is a laboratory manufactured medicine and when combined with calcium, can prevent bone loss and acute pain.
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Is collaflex and collacee same? I have osteoporosis and knees are paining with really little gap.

Dr.Kunal Shah 92% (136ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
Is collaflex and collacee same? I have osteoporosis and knees are paining with really little gap.
Hello, yes. They are same. But only taking collagen peptide won't help in osteoporosis and knee pain. You have to be started on some other medications also. Sometimes knee pain is because of severe vitamin d3 deficiency. We need to run some blood tests also. Consult me on Lybrate for detailed discussion and consultation
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I have a problem of osteoporosis. My t score is (-1.70) and vit d3 is 70 ng/ml. I have also hypothyroidism and is taking thyronorm 50 mcg. Doctor prescribe me calcium but seems ineffective. So please prescribe me calcium without carbonate as once I had kidney stone.

Dr.Rajiv Thukral 91% (27ratings)
MS (Orthopedics), MBBS, DNB
Orthopedic Doctor, Noida
I have a problem of osteoporosis. My t score is (-1.70) and vit d3 is 70 ng/ml. I have also hypothyroidism and is tak...
You need to take a combination of bisphosphonates, vitamin d3, calcium and vitamin b12, as well as increase water & protein intake. In combination with regular walks, your t-scores will improve over time (2-3 years). Cheers.
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Osteoporosis & Osteomalacia - How Distinct Are They?

Dr.Rohit Chakor 90% (10ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Knee and Hip Replacement, Fellowship in Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Doctor, Pune
Osteoporosis & Osteomalacia - How Distinct Are They?

Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis is a condition whereby the density of the bone decreases and the body ceases to manufacture the same quantity of bone as it did previously. Although it tends to affect both females as well as males, it is most commonly seen in women. The reason for this is the decreased production of estrogen during the menopause phase. The hormone, estrogen provides protection against osteoporosis.

When someone suffers from this condition, all their bones become weak and they become highly susceptible to fractures in the event of an accident or even a slight knock.

The word osteoporosis means porous bones. Once a person crosses the age of 35 years the rate of bone renewal or rebuilding slows down. When this happens on a prolonged basis the concerned person is highly prone to develop osteoporosis.

Key Points:

• Those who smoke and have a poor diet are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis.
• Osteoporosis targets areas of the body such as the hip, wrists and spine.
• Although there is no particular outward sign of osteoporosis you are likely to develop a stoop as a result of a weak spine. This will further lead to bone pain.

Osteomalacia:

Osteomalacia is a condition that is similar to osteoporosis where the bones are weakened. But what makes this condition different from osteoporosis is that in osteomalacia there is difficulty in the process of bone-building. In osteoporosis, existing bones become weak.

Reasons for Osteomalacia:

Osteomalacia occurs when there is vitamin D deficiency. As a nutrient, the benefits of vitamin D are enormous because it is instrumental for the absorption of calcium in the stomach.

Vitamin D is helpful for the maintenance of phosphate and calcium levels which is needed in the proper formation of bones. Vitamin D can be acquired from ultraviolet rays of the sun and also from food items such as fish and dairy products.

Signs of Osteomalacia:

Signs of osteomalacia are few. The most common signs include fracturing of the bones and weakening of the muscles. A person who suffers from the condition of osteomalacia has a difficult time walking and may develop abnormal gait.

Treatment of Both Osteoporosis and Osteomalacia:

When it comes to treating osteoporosis it is mainly focused on preventing the onset, maintaining healthy bone density, preventing fractures and reducing pain. This treatment is done by making adjustments to your lifestyle as we daily meal plan in addition to taking medications and health supplements.

As the first line of treatment of osteomalacia, the patient will be prescribed a number of phosphates, vitamin D, and calcium health supplements. Additionally, the patient will be asked to spend some time out in the sun for the absorption of sunlight.

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