Drugs Aid in Stemming Bone Loss but Have Their Limits

Here are the facts: Osteoporosis is a disease that develops over the course of many decades, and the drugs thus far licensed to limit its consequences are far from perfect. Although all have been shown to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures, none come even close to preventing them entirely.

And all have side effects that can limit their usefulness in many people whose bones have become overly porous and fragile.

Prevention, prevention, prevention….

as a society many of us are Vit D deficient. We used to focus on calcium intake (which is still important)… but it turns out that vit D might be more important.

If possible, remain active in weight bearing exercise programs. Have your vit D level checked… talk to your physician about whether or not you should increase your vitamin D intake and make sure you hit your daily calcium needs as well.

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A busy Academic Orthopedic Surgeon, Digital Strategist, Chief Medical Officer and father... intently and efficiently navigating the intersection of Social Media and Health Care.
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