Diseases, conditions and other causes of bone loss

Certain diseases and health conditions can cause bone loss and increase the risk of osteoporosis. In some cases, when the disease is found and treated, bone health improves. With proper treatment, most people can live well with these diseases and health conditions. Living well also involves taking good care of your bones.

Discussions

Any success in eliminating or lessening hypercalciuria?

Gracejoy
  • By Gracejoy · New reply yesterday at 5:38 am
  • 7 replies
  • I was diagnosed with hypercalciuria (too much calcium in urine) about eleven years ago. Since then I have had many lab tests to discover the underlying cause, but none has been found. I've searched on ...

Frustrated - hyperparathyroidism - 33 years old

bal1390
  • By bal1390 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 37 replies
  • Feeling frustrated. I'm 33 years old, fairly fit and haven't felt good for at least a year. Been having migraines and lingering headaches for about a year or so, tired, worsening memory, blood pressure ...

Low WBC question

Sailgranny
  • By Sailgranny · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • I have a question to ask as I have always wondered if a low white blood count ( wbc) might have something to do with osteoporosis. For at least the last ten years I have been below normal for my wbc ...

Osteoporosis Worsening

Bones4me
  • By Bones4me · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 52 replies
  • Hi, I have received DEXA results, having been diagnosed with osteopaenia around 40, now at 53 my results show Lumbar Spine -3 Tscore and Neck of Femur -2.4 Tscore. So I have moderate lumbar spine osteoporosis ...

hyperparathyroidism

harpmore
  • By harpmore · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Has anyone been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism and had a parathyroidectomy? My bone levels have gone from osteopenia to osteoporosis (-3.5 lumbar spine) recently as a result of hyperparathyroidism ...

Adolescent scoliosis and senile osteoporosis

DianaKP
  • By DianaKP · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I am wondering about the relationship between adolescent scoliosis and senile osteoporosis and the lack of a good Vit. D receptor on the skin. I had a rather mild form of scoliosis as a young person ...

Celiac Disease Osteoporosis

a_rose
  • By a_rose · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 79 replies
  • I was just diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. I have osteopenia, which my doctor says caused my bone loss. Is it true that gluten free will heal the intestines? My doctor says healing is rapid after eliminating ...

Persistent calcium levels in the 10's means there is a parathyroid tumor.

limerockcodger
  • By limerockcodger · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Posted 3/7/14 @ https://www.facebook.com/Parathyroid The authoritative comprehensive discussion and diagnostic resource http://parathyroid.com High calcium makes most people feel miserable. Fatigue, poor ...

Celiac Disease Osteoporosis

a_rose
  • By a_rose · New reply March 12, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I was just diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. I have osteopenia, which my doctor says caused my bone loss. Is it true that gluten free will heal the intestines? My doctor says healing is rapid after eliminating ...

Tooth Resorption and Osteoporosis

kdkjat
  • By kdkjat · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I have been diagnosed off and on with osteoporosis and osteopenia for about the last seven or more years. I had been on a regimen of Fosomax for a few years. We pulled me off of it when I was found to ...

Twins go to Norman Parathyroid together! Great video.

limerockcodger
  • By limerockcodger · Posted March 3, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • This just came in!!! Two wonderful twins take us through their trip to Tampa, night before surgery, and on through to the recovery room, and a month later. Brilliant exposition on calcium, amazing to ...

help please

kizzy35
  • By kizzy35 · New reply February 28, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hello everybody, I dont even know if i am posting on the right site or if i am reading to much on google and panicking I have for the last 4 months had low back pain, which got progressively worse until ...

Any way to combat Hashimoto's disease?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have Hashimoto's which, in addition to several past bouts of prolonged bed rest, contributes to my severe osteoporosis. (My TPO which should be 0-34 was 231 on my last blood test!) Does anyone know ...

Bisphosphonates

a_rose
  • By a_rose · New reply February 27, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I am interested in any information regarding the use of bisphosphonate. I took Fosomax for about 12 years, and the discovery of atypical femur fractures is scary. Anyone else take Fosomax long term ...

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

KMFDallas
  • By KMFDallas · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/ fullstory_144614.html ...

Forteo

Scootch5832
  • By Scootch5832 · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Has any one taken forteo for an extended period of time. Has it helped ...

Can someone explain the purpose/meaning of the C reactive protein test?

Marvi
  • By Marvi · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, What is the purpose of this test (my doctor said it has to do with kidney function, but was too agitated and rushed to explain clearly)? And what does it mean to have results that are flagged as on ...

Need Help and Advice on Pain, Forteo & Vertebroplasty.

osteojudi
  • By osteojudi · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I am a 67 year old woman who fell out of bed 6 months ago and sustained a compression fracture at T-9. I still have significant pain every day. I also have osteoporosis and my doc (who is an MD/PhD doing ...

FORTEO results!

zappagirl
  • By zappagirl · New reply February 6, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I am near the end of my 5th month on Forteo. I had nausea, transient pain and hair growth my first 4 months. The nausea has now ceased. I still have pain traveling around my body. Hopefully from the bone ...

Osteoporosis

gelts
  • By gelts · New reply January 20, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have been just diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I cant hardly walk because I am in pain from my left groin all the way around to my left mid back. The hip bone is deteriorating. How fast can this deteriorate ...

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