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I just had a bone density test that shows osteoporosis. How do you choose the right drug?
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Can a fall cause back pain after 3 to 4 months?
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Does a bone density scan always detect an old compression fracture?
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How long does a spike in blood sugar from a cortisone shot last?
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I am 68 years old. I used to be 5’6’’ tall. I just visited my doctor and my height was just over 5’4’’. Will I continue to shrink? What can I do to help stop it?
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I have celiac disease, which has weakened my bones. But I’m male. I thought thin bones were primarily a problem for women? And why should a disease of my intestines affect my bones? Finally, what can I do about it?
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My doctor just told me I have thin bones. She calls it “osteopenia.” Does this mean I will definitely develop osteoporosis?
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My doctor found that my blood levels of vitamin D were low. She gave me a prescription for 50,000 international units of vitamin D to be taken every two weeks.
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I hear a lot about the importance of vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis. Is it as good as calcium supplements as a way to maintain strong bones?
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I am a 75-year-old woman in good health. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 68. I have been taking Fosamax for the past 7 years. I read that there are risks in taking these types of drugs for more than 5 years. What should I do?
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