"Although the reason for the connection isn't clear, osteoporosis and sudden, temporary hearing loss often occur together, a new study from Taiwan finds.
People with osteoporosis had a 76 percent higher risk of developing sudden deafness -- an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing that typically occurs in one ear.
This type of hearing loss can occur all at once or over several days and is often temporary. According to background information from the researchers, about half of people who experience sudden hearing loss will regain their hearing, and about 85 percent of people who are treated for the condition recover some hearing."
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So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Thank you for sharing her story and for letting everyone know your family's experience with osteoporosis. I hope that it is a comfort to know that she is no longer in pain, and I hope that you will continue to visit the community to help others who may be in a similar situation or who are looking for support.View Thread
Hello, Have you discussed your side effects with your doctor? He/She might have some advice that can help. In the meantime, here is some information on osteoporosis treatments that you might find helpful. It includes information on medications that you can speak with your doctor about, lifestyle changes you can make, exercises you can do and more options that can help relieve your pain and help treat your osteoporosis. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
This article explains some environmental and dietary factors that can have an impact on your vitamin D levels (including how much sunshine you get and whether you follow a strict vegan diet among others). It also talks about the health risks of a vitamin D deficiency. Hope this helps!View Thread
While I don't have any personal experience with either Reclast or Prolia, here is some information on Reclast that you might find helpful -- it includes possible side effects, interactions, user reviews and more. I think that it would also be a good idea to discuss your worries with your doctor prior to making your decision -- he/she may have some good advice after hearing what you wrote above that can help you decide. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I am sorry that you didn't receive any help in your previous visits to the doctor. I did find this information on osteoporosis medications that you may wish to speak with your doctor about if you feel that your current medication is not helping. These super foods for strong bones might also be a good idea to add to your diet, while these exercises to boost bone healt h can help you avoid falls or bone fractures. Both muscle strengthening and weight-bearing exercises (both are in the slideshow above) will help to strengthen your bones and build stronger muscles to help support your bones. You should speak with your doctor before starting the exercise regimen just to make sure that it is safe for you to do. Please let us know how you are doing!