osteoporosis

Dear Doctors: Our grandmother, who is 91, fell and broke her left hip. She wound up needing a partial hip replacement. I’ve read that hip fractures are dangerous for older adults. Can you explain why? Is she still at risk, even though the surgery went well?

Dear Reader: A hip fracture [...]

By Ask the Doctors • November 23, 2020

In January of 2019, I was visiting our daughter in Los Angeles when I experienced the symptoms of a minor stroke: I temporarily lost the vision in my right eye, a condition called “amaurosa fugax”. My family took me to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center where I was [...]

By Lorna141 • February 4, 2020

The importance of understanding your family's medical history

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019

Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food [...]

By uclahealth • February 6, 2019
Dear Doctor: I’m 71 and, after a recent bone scan, my doctors are insisting I take a bone-building medication. I couldn’t tolerate Fosomax, so they want me to take Prolia. I’m worried about it, but my mother had severe osteoporosis, so I’m worried about that too. How can I choose [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 12, 2018
Dear Doctors: I am a 74-year-old man and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Is this common in men? I thought this was a disease that women get. What will the treatment be? Will it help? Your diagnosis [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 5, 2018
I had extreme fatigue. I am usually energetic but I found I needed naps. I am a nurse who was working 12 hour shifts but had to reduce it to 8 hours. My calcium level was high and so was my parathyroid level. I had osteoporosis. My endocrinologist said I [...]
By Baby nurse • September 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 24, 2018
At my age of 84, I was a bit apprehensive going under anesthesia for surgery. However, it was the best option for me, and looking back I am happy to say that everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh is extremely personable, and my family enjoyed interacting [...]
By pickle • April 12, 2018
Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I'm strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 2, 2018