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How To Fix Bone Problems

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bone problems

Dear Dr. Henry;Three years ago I had my left hip replaced due to avascular necrosis and now I have severe degeneration of my cervical spine. I also have 2 buldging lumbar discs as well as degenerative changes. Although my hip replacement was a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I recommend getting a DEXA scan to look at bone density at several locations (including hip and LS spine). If you have osteopenia and esp osteoporosis I recommend vitamin D and calcium supplementation and often a drug like Fosamax if you have more... Read more »

drug that fixes atazanavir problem

Dr. Young,Are researchers working on some drug that fixes the flaw in atazanavir. For instance,... Read more »

Bone Problems

I have been having severe bone problems for about a year I have been going through many tests, and... Read more »
Articles
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Announce Data Supporting Bioequivalence for Single-Pill Fixed-Dose Regimen of Sustiva (Efavirenz) and Truvada (Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate)

New York, NY and Foster City, CA -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced they have obtained data supporting bioequivalence of a new formulation of the fixed-dose combination of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times "Small Fixes" Section Examines Multiple Low-Cost Interventions for Global Health Problems

The New York Times on Monday published a special section, titled "Small Fixes," containing several articles examining how low-cost innovations could help save thousands of lives. The articles examine issues as diverse as using circumcision to... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Medicare Part D: Fixing Part of the Problem

Following his landslide election in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson promised a "Great Society" that would include, as its crowning jewel, health security for older Americans. President Johnson worked hard and fast on the Medicare legislation, and in... Read more »
TheBody.com

Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

Bone problems have quietly emerged as a major health issue for people with HIV, and HIV meds may be at least partly to blame, according to recent research. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest HIV health care providers and the... Read more »
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Bone Density

Posted by riverprincess, 2 Replies
Well I finally got around to having a bone density test. I had one many years ago and all was good but it's been many many MANY pills since then . And since I cannot find any documentation about tests done on those with long term medications I... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
hi

regards from india

I found this interesting article, i hope it is informative and helpful.

HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an... Read more »

when some things arent a problem

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
since comming here in 04, i have just realized how insignificant a broken bone and say broken cartilage really are in the terms of how it affects me now.
my son (8) and i were wrestling because wrestlemannia was comming on, so i did a few body slams... Read more »