Yes, acid-reducing medications can cause bone loss. Many medications and medical disorders can cause bone loss; but in this article we'll only be looking at the effects of proton pump inhibitors like, Protonix®, Prilosec®, and Prevacid®, etc.
What are proton pump inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) are medications taken for various stomach disorders and an over-production of stomach acid. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers are two of the disorders that can cause excess stomach acid that sometime needs treatment with a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitors reduce the acid produced in the wall of the stomach providing healing of ulcers, and other disorders, that may exist in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum.
If you have this condition and need to take these types of medications, long-term use of these can cause an increase in osteoporotic fractures and bone loss. Long-term use is defined as ...
A couple is said to be infertile if pregnancy does not result after 1 year of normal sexual activity without contraceptives. About 25 percent of couples experience infertility at some point in their lives. The incidence of infertility increases with age. The male partner contributes to about 40 percent of cases of infertility. Male infertility is a reasonably common problem. Being infertile has nothing to do with male sexual prowess (virility), but rather with the absence of healthy sperm in the semen that are capable of traveling to meet the ovum. Absence of sperm or low sperm count may be due to an infection associated with high fever that occurs after puberty. Mumps has long been associated with infertility in a man. Since each sperm takes about 74 days to mature, it is important to inform the doctor of any medical illnesses or other factors that occurred in the preceding 3 months. One common problem leading to infertility is a varicocele , an enlarged varicose-type vein commonly found a...
Prolactinomas are benign tumors of the pituitary gland that secrete prolactin. This hormone is best known for inducing milk production in women, but it also serves as a regulator of sexual function in men.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Prolactinomas are the most common pituitary tumors. Men and women are equally likely to be affected. However, smaller tumors (microadenomas) are more common in women, probably because of earlier detection.
Prolactinomas may occur alone or as part of multiple endocrine tumor syndromes.
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