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Femara + Zometa = longer life? by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:53pm 2 Comments I have an appointment with my oncologist on Monday. I am sure that he is going to think I am his most annoying patient, however, I have new research to review with him. See, I take Femara and while I love the fact that Femara does a very good job of keeping breast cancer away (aromatase inhibition) it does a heck of a job eating away at ... Read on »
Bone Scan Results by Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 01 May 2009 10:03pm My bone scan came back negative for cancer. This is a huge relief for me. Now I think of my rib pain as a result of surgery rather than wondering if it is a cause for alarm. One bit of not-so-good news is that I have bone degeration in my cervical spine since my last bone scan 18 months ago. Studies show that women taking Femara lose bone density a ... Read on »
Dem bones by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:53pm Okay ladies and gents. If you’re taking any medications that effect your bones it’s time to bump up the calcium. Special warning to anyone like me, who is taking Femara or other aromatase inhibitors. Some of these suckers just love bone (and teeth for that matter). Femara has been shown to cause a decrease of 8% of bone density per yea ... Read on »
Bone Density Does Not Necessarily Measure Bone Strength by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:34pm The greater the force you put on your bones during exercise, the stronger they become. Researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia showed that recreational runners have denser bones than cyclists (Journal of Metabolism, February 2008). Another study from Université de St-Etienne in France show that youth soccer players have an increa ... Read on »
Broken Bones: Avoid Low Bone Density by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Tue 05 Jun 2012 12:30pm Avoid Broken Bones: Learn About Low Bone Density Until you or a loved one has broken a wrist or hip, it's easy to downplay the risks that come with low bone density. But these risks are serious, and the consequences can cause big life changes. Low bone density occurs when our bodies lose bone tissue fas ... Read on »
Bone Density and FRAX Testing by Dr. Nancy T. Naturopathic DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:28pm What Is FRAX? Old way to be responsible: Ask your doctor about a bone density test. New way: Find a doctor who knows her FRAX -- and if you've never heard of it, you're not alone.   FRAX is not a miracle pill or a fancy piece of equipment. Unveiled by the World Health Organization in February, it is an elegant patient assessment ... Read on »
Bone Density Tests - Too Many Not a Good Thing by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 9:00am Frequent bone density tests for senior women may not be needed, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine . Medicare pays for a bone density test every two years. But the study followed nearly 5,000 women ages 67 and older for more than a decade. None had osteoporosis when they enrolled in the study, and ... Read on »
Bone Density May Not Measure Bone Strength by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:01pm A study from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK shows that sprint cyclists have denser bones than long distance cyclists who have denser bones than sedentary control subjects ( Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, March 2009). While cyclists have less dense bones than weight lifters and football players, they still have denser bones t ... Read on »
Maintaining Bone Density by Mary Ellen B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Aug 2008 4:01am How does resistance training create and maintain bone strength? The exact mechanism is still unclear. One popular theory is that when a muscle contracts, the stress of the muscular contraction creates a electrical charge that stimulates bone forming cells called osteoblasts. For exercise to be effective experts do agr ... Read on »
New Merck osteoporosis drug boosts bone density by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 12:50pm New drug for osteoporosis Link: New Merck osteoporosis drug boosts bone density. (AP) -- A new type of osteoporosis drug being developed by Merck & Co. increased bone density over two years in postmenopausal women with mild osteoporosis, the company reported Tuesday. Read on »