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Information on Osteoporosis - Osteopenia Symptoms

This page contains links to eMedTV Osteoporosis Articles containing information on subjects from Information on Osteoporosis to Osteopenia Symptoms. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Information on Osteoporosis
    If you are looking for information on osteoporosis, this eMedTV selection is a good place to start. It describes the primary characteristic of this condition and the most common test used to make a diagnosis, with a link to more in-depth information.
  • Ipriflavone
    Ipriflavone is a synthetic version of isoflavone, a plant compound similar to estrogen. This portion of the eMedTV library discusses this substance in detail and explains how it is still undetermined whether taking it prevents bone loss.
  • Ipriflavone for Osteoporosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, some postmenopausal women are interested in taking ipriflavone instead of hormone therapy for treatment of osteoporosis. This segment takes a closer look, including some of the preliminary research on this topic.
  • Kalcium
    Calcium is essential in preventing bones and teeth from breaking down. This article from eMedTV Web site covers other calcium uses and explains how the supplement works for these various uses. Kalcium is a common misspelling of calcium.
  • Kalsium
    Calcium is important for supporting the structure of bones and teeth. This eMedTV article describes what else calcium is used for and explains what you should be aware of before using the supplement. Kalsium is a common misspelling of calcium.
  • Kalsum
    Calcium, an important nutrient, is used to prevent the bones and teeth from breaking down. This eMedTV page explores this mineral in more detail and lists other uses of calcium supplements. Kalsum is a common misspelling of calcium.
  • Kalzium
    Calcium, which is obtained through the diet or supplementation, is important for healthy bones. This eMedTV page covers other benefits of calcium and explains what side effects may occur with the supplement. Kalzium is a common misspelling of calcium.
  • Lifestyle Choices
    Smoking, sedentary lifestyles, low dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D, and chronic alcohol abuse can all increase the risk for osteoporosis. Prolonged immobilization (no matter what the cause) can also increase the risk. The good news is that these risk factors are often modifiable. That means you can change them. Nobody is saying it will be easy, but stopping smoking, becoming more active, and drinking less alcohol can all help improve bone health. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D, however, is usually as simple as adding a supplement or paying attention to your diet. Your healthcare provider can help guide you in such lifestyle changes and may have other additional pointers to lower your risk.
  • Lifting Your Own Body Weight
    What could be simpler and less expensive than using your own body weight as resistance to build muscle strength? Push-ups, squats, and toe stands (going up on your tiptoes and then back down) are examples of exercises that require no special equipment.
  • Medication for Osteoporosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are many different medications for osteoporosis, from bisphosphonates to essential vitamins and minerals. This segment provides a more detailed list and includes a link to more information on this topic.
  • Meds That Weaken Men's Bones
    There are many medications that may increase the risk for osteoporosis for both men and women, but a few of the main offenders are glucocorticoid-type steroids (like prednisone), heparin (a "blood thinner"), and certain immunosuppressants. A few other "red flag" medications that may increase the risk of osteoporosis include some seizure medications and many of the medications used to treat prostate cancer. For some of these medications, short-term use would be unlikely to increase a person's risk for osteoporosis, but long-term use (such as more than three months, for glucocorticoids) can significantly increase the risk.
  • Miacalcic Nasal Spray
    Miacalcin nasal spray can be prescribed to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page explains the effects of the drug and lists its possible side effects. Miacalcic nasal spray is a common misspelling of Miacalcin nasal spray.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray
    Miacalcin nasal spray is an osteoporosis medication that is approved for postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works, explains when and how to use the nasal spray, and offers general precautions and warnings for the medicine.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray -- Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on Miacalcin nasal spray? This eMedTV resource briefly describes this osteoporosis drug, explaining how it works, how it is used, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Breastfeeding
    Miacalcin nasal spray is generally not recommended for breastfeeding women. This page of the eMedTV site offers more information on Miacalcin nasal spray and breastfeeding, and explains whether it is likely for the drug to pass through breast milk.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Dry Mouth
    It is possible to develop a dry mouth while taking Miacalcin nasal spray. This segment of the eMedTV archives offers more information on Miacalcin nasal spray and dry mouth, including a list of suggestions that may provide relief.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is a rare but possible side effect of Miacalcin nasal spray. This article from the eMedTV library discusses the link between Miacalcin nasal spray and hair loss in more detail, and explains how common this side effect appears to be.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Insomnia
    Insomnia is a rare side effect of Miacalcin nasal spray that occurs in less than 1 percent of people. This eMedTV resource further explores Miacalcin nasal spray and insomnia, and explains what you can do to help improve your sleep habits.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using Miacalcin nasal spray during pregnancy are unclear. This page on the eMedTV site offers more information on Miacalcin nasal spray and pregnancy, and describes the problems that were seen when it was given to pregnant animals.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Dosage
    The recommended Miacalcin nasal spray dosage for treating osteoporosis is one spray once a day. This eMedTV article contains other important dosing information, including tips on when and how to use Miacalcin nasal spray.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Drug Interactions
    Bisphosphonates can cause Miacalcin nasal spray drug interactions. This eMedTV Web page lists specific bisphosphonate products that could cause drug interactions and describes the potentially negative effects of these interactions.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Overdose
    A Miacalcin nasal spray overdose could cause muscle twitches or spasms, arrhythmia, or seizures. This eMedTV article explains whether an overdose is likely to occur and describes the treatment options that are available.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Side Effects
    Nausea, muscle pain, and fatigue are some of the most common side effects of Miacalcin nasal spray. This eMedTV segment lists other possible side effects of the drug and explains when you should report them to your healthcare provider.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Uses
    Miacalcin nasal spray is used for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how the osteoporosis medication works and discusses possible off-label Miacalcin nasal spray uses.
  • Miacalcin Nasal Spray Warnings and Precautions
    Miacalcin nasal spray can decrease the level of calcium in your blood. This eMedTV page describes other side effects that may occur and lists other Miacalcin nasal spray warnings and precautions that you should be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Micalcin Nasal Spray
    Miacalcin nasal spray is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV article provides a brief overview of the medication. Micalcin nasal spray is a common misspelling of Miacalcin nasal spray.
  • Osteoparosis
    This eMedTV page explains that osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes the bones to become fragile. This page also covers common causes of this disease and which bones are more commonly affected. Osteoparosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteopena
    Osteopenia is a type of bone disease that occurs when bone is lost faster than the body can create it. This eMedTV page describes how osteopenia differs from osteoporosis and explains how it is diagnosed. Osteopena is a common misspelling of osteopenia.
  • Osteopeni
    Osteopenia is a milder form of osteoporosis. This eMedTV Web article explains how osteopenia is diagnosed and discusses how people who have osteopenia are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteopeni is a common misspelling of osteopenia.
  • Osteopenia
    Osteopenia is not the same as osteoporosis, although both are characterized by decreased bone density. This eMedTV Web page explains the difference between the two conditions and explains how they are diagnosed.
  • Osteopenia Symptoms
    There are usually no osteopenia symptoms, and the disease can go undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. This eMedTV segment explains how, in the absence of osteopenia symptoms, regular bone density scans are used to screen for osteopenia.
  • Osteoperosis
    Osteoporosis is a type of bone disease that results in millions of bone fractures each year. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at osteoporosis and provides a link to more detailed information. Osteoperosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoperosis Medications
    Estrogen therapy, alendronate, and risedronate are some of the medications used to treat osteoporosis. This eMedTV page describes these and other drugs used for osteoporosis. Osteoperosis medications is a common misspelling of osteoporosis medications.
  • Osteoperosis Treatment
    Proper nutrition, exercise, and medications may help treat osteoporosis. This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of osteoporosis treatment, and offers a link to more information. Osteoperosis treatment is a common misspelling of osteoporosis treatment.
  • Osteopetrosis
    Osteoporosis is a type of disease that causes bones to become thin and more susceptible to fracture. This eMedTV article takes a further look at osteoporosis and describes possible treatment options. Osteopetrosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteopina
    Osteopenia is similar to osteoporosis, but is a milder form of the bone disease. This eMedTV Web resource discusses what osteopenia is and explains how a healthcare provider can diagnose the condition. Osteopina is a common misspelling of osteopenia.
  • Osteoporis
    As this eMedTV resource explains, osteoporosis occurs in men and women, and results in brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. This page also offers a link to more detailed information. Osteoporis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporisis
    Osteoporosis is a disease that mainly affects the spine, wrists, and hips. This eMedTV page further describes how this disease can affect the bones and covers possible causes of the disease. Osteoporisis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporose
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, osteoporosis is a disease that results in bone loss. This page discusses possible causes of osteoporosis and describes treatment options that are available. Osteoporose is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporoses
    This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how osteoporosis causes brittle bones that are more susceptible to fractures. This page also explains how a doctor diagnoses this bone disease. Osteoporoses is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
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