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can i get some information on Ostoporasis #
My mother, age 59 yrs is dignosed with ostoporasis
I am not sure about the medication
Sure. I shall be able to help you.
as of now she is taking calcium twice a day
any additional medicine is required
When it is severe it affects the bones making it brittle.
If bone involvement is noted on bone scans other medications to
i have data of BMD scan
What did the bone scan reveal?
Left Femur : BMD : .727 gm/cm2 T score :-1.4
Right Forearm : BMD : .380 gm/cm2 T score :-2.0
will this help???
May I know what was the final impression on the Bone mineral densitometer (BMD) say?
Thanks for providing the details.
The reports are suggestive of osteopenia which is a milder form of the osteoporosis disease perse. In addition to the calcium supplements it might be useful to give her vitamin D granules.
vitamin D3 granules are available in sachets - given once a week for 6-8 weeks.
can you suggest a medical name by which I can get it from store
In addition, she also needs life style changes.
The most important is make sure she doesn't fall.
So restrict her from walking for long distances.
or climbing stairs.
If the floor of the room/toilet are slippery change them.
Make sure her clothing are not very loose near her feet.
In addition, watch her weight.
If she is over weight, she needs changes both in diet and exercise to reduce them.
High calcium XXXXXXX food - milk and dairy products, fruits and vegetables, wheat and cereals, egg, meat products need to be consumed regularly.
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Hope you have followed what I suggested?
Do you have any questions?
sure... though she is tryig her best to manage things but not everytime successful
At this age with this issue she needs plenty of support from family.
As long as she doesn't fall and keeps her weight in check
and takes her medications properly, she should be doing well.
can you suggest a medical name by which I can get it from store for vitamin D
Before starting the vitamin D supplements I also suggest you to take a second opinion from an orthopedician.
sure, I will do..
If you haven't met one, you may choose to take an opinion online
just one question, there is a injection named ZYRONA, how effective is it
It's a drug which stimulates bones to mineralize and strengthen itself.
It is definitely proven to be effective in osteoporosis.
However it is cost effectiveness
should we try suchthing in this case, or normal calcium should work fine
and its real benefits vs cost effectiveness needs to be discussed before trying it.
It is a drug that can be kept for use at last.
Cost part, I am not worried much... I am more interested to know the after effect. ifit is really good one, I can go for it.
thnaks a lot for your suggestions.
I mean after trying all other medications including vitamin D granules and alendronate.
I will folowup with some orthopedician
Thanks for consulting me.
only then will start something
Bye for now.
ahve a good day
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