Blood calcium and osteoporosis

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605893 tn?1220181685 Osteoporosis is most common in women after menopause, when it is called postmenopausal osteoporosis, but may also develop in men, and may occur in anyone in the presence of particular hormonal disorders and other chronic diseases or as a result of medications, specifically glucocorticoids, when the disease is called steroid- or glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
Avatar m tn Take the calcium after dinner - 600mg is adequate for most patients who also take in a good amount of dietary calcium (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc). Talk to your doctor about prescription medications for osteoporosis.
Avatar f tn Why did she say your bones are "too good"? Did she test your calcium? If you have high blood calcium and osteoporosis, it could indicate another problem. When you learn why your doctor said your bones are "too godd" you may learn more about the underlying cause. It could be parathyroid gland issue in which case you are in the right forum. After you learn more about your blood levels you should re-post. Good luck!
Avatar f tn 2% of my bone mass. I was told I have bad osteoporosis. I did go on calcium supplements and took more blood tests 8 weeks later. For the 1st time in years my calcium serum was normal! :) My numbers range from 9.4-9.7 for a very long time now. My endo has no idea why my PTH is high and may send me for an Ultra Sound in 3 months. I'm wondering if my low Vit.D and high PTH has anything to do with my Hashi's or hypothyroid or even my Lymes disease. FYI: I started Boniva 4 months ago.
Avatar n tn Bone absorption-resorption is related to hormonal/ endocrine, metabolic and nutritional status of an individual and dairy products are healthy and recommended for maintaining bone mass. Hope this information is helpful. Take care!
Avatar m tn All I know is - I have spinal osteoporosis, no blood elevated calcium and urine elevated calcium.
1650006 tn?1333909714 Consult your gynecologist and keep your calcium intake adequate. Take calcium rich foods and calcium supplements. Milk and dairy based products are excellent sources of calcium and should be adequately taken. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
7469840 tn?1409845836 I just googled ribavirin and osteoporosis, and there does seem to some connection, so will try to print out some articles for new doc, and will take all my hcv tx info with me too.
Avatar n tn First of all the supplementation may not be effective unless you confirm by testing that the calcium and Vit D levels in the blood has reached normal level after treatment. Calcium could be lost through urine and Vit D being a fat soluble vitamin, may be lost in the small intestine if he suffers from any disease of the small intestine that affects fat absorption.
Avatar n tn I have started mega doses of supplements and calcium and D and excercise and I want someone to tell me that that has worked for them. Most comments I get is to take the drug because it's more effective. I can't believe everyone is taking bisphosphonates or other drugs like that. Please let me hear from you if you see this!,,, Thanks, and hope you are doing well!
Avatar f tn If you do not get enough calcium, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer. As you age, calcium and phosphate may be reabsorbed back into the body from the bones, which makes the bone tissue weaker. And this happens with the bones of your entire body. So in starting you may feel that only one side of your body is affected, but gradually bones, mostly joints of your entire body would suffer from pain and weakness.
Avatar f tn I also have osteoporosis and high PTH and elevated calcium serum. My Vit.D came out at 8.5. I'm taking 50,000 IU once a week. I'm also taking blood tests every two weeks to monitor it. After the first two weeks, my D came up to 16 but it further elevates my calcium which is no good for me. (I'm not allowed to take any calcium suppliments) You said you're calcium is normal. Different labs have different range references. What is your serum calcium number?
231441 tn?1333892766 org/posts/Thyroid-Disorders/Extremely-Low-TSH/show/1118518 I have had osteopenia for about 8 yrs now -- I take 1200 mg calcium daily, along with magnesium and vitamin D -- over the past 2 years, with the calcium, magnesium and exercise, I have actually REBUILT bone that I had previously lost to osteopenia. I can't figure why they keep telling me that I'm going to get osteoporosis when I'm actually reversing the bone loss..........
Nicelady I just had my frist Bone scan and the office called me and said I had osteoporosis and that they called in RX for Atelvia.. I picked up the RX and was reading the information and I am concerned about the side effect of this medication. Is this the only way to help with osteoporosis? Is there anything elso another way?
Avatar f tn I know a little about potassium, calcium and magnesium, at least as they relate to muscle contraction but I know very little about their relationship to hyper thyroid. I'd be interested to hear some more. One thing I do know is that as women age, we lose calcium faster than men due to loss of estrogen. With osteoporosis the risk of hip fracture as we get older is very, very real and the statistics on the patients who have a hip fracture are not good.
Avatar f tn * Severe osteoporosis and osteopenia * Bone fractures * Kidney stones * Peptic ulcers * Pancreatitis * Nervous system complaints
973741 tn?1342342773 There is lots of osteoporosis in my family, both Dad's and Mom's sides. So I take calcium and D, and I am also on a low dose of estrogen with protesterone 12 days a month. Not great, since research suggests issues with the heart or breast cancer from hormones. But since I know I'll get the bent back otherwise and don't know that I'll get problems from the HRT, I'm OK with it right now. Maybe later I'll talk to the doc and see what else can be done.
Avatar m tn Hey Ann, Yes it is very likely, as the calcium is actually absorbed out of the bones, and deposited into the blood circulation, causing bone pain and possibly other symptoms as well. The only treatment for this is surgery. Your bone density come back positive for calcium loss/low density/osteoporosis if your GP's diagnosis is correct.
Avatar n tn I agree with Momto3, my Mum has just been told not to take calcium as she has too much in her body and it could affect her heart, she had a blood test to see if she could have osteoporosis treatment and it came back with too much calcium in it. I wasnt aware of calcium causing problems but apparantly it does.
Avatar f tn I am lactose intolerant so I to do not take in much calcium as it is. Both my 24 hour urine tests tested high for both calcium and oxalate, thus making them the culprit to my many problems. So I am trying hard to not eat much if any oxalate and was also told to limit my dairy intake to two servings a day(not sure I was getting two in before anyway).
Avatar f tn Diet and lifestyle Diet supplementation with calcium and vitamin D (as ergocalciferol) is intended to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the incidence of fracture.Although the combination of calcium plus vitamin D has only been shown to reduce fracture in a nursing home population, it is recommended that all people with osteoporosis initially be advised to take these dietary supplements.
479581 tn?1317757488 You should take calcium and vitamin D along with EVISTA (raloxifene) if you do not get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn As when all your blood cells drop some have a blood transfusion and continue with Procrit and some just goes directly to "Procrit" Where as the "Procrit" creates all the blood cells from the Bone Marrowin your bones and that is why some have severe pain as a side affect, so it is curious all the googness that is drawn out of the bones with the "Procrit" shots may not help neither.