- Q What are natural treatments for osteoporosis?
Dr. Pina LoGiudice, Naturopathic MedicineWatch as Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Pina LoGiudice shares some natural treatments for osteoporosis. Full Answer
- Q How can osteoporosis be reversed?
Patricia Geraghty, Advanced Practice NursingThere are several different groups of medications that reverse osteoporosis. The first choice is a group called bisphosphinates. These include alendronate (Fossamax) and ibandronate (Boniva) among several others. There are special instructions on how to... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for osteoporosis?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe best treatment for osteoporosis is to build peak bone mass (your bone bank) in your 20s and do weight training, but also to prevent bone loss in the first place. If you are prone to osteoporosis, there are medications available that can help... Full Answer
- Q What are the side effects of bisphosphonates?
Dr. Kent Holtorf, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismBisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Acetenol, Reclast and Boniva are widely used to treat osteoporosis. While the short-term use of bisphosphonates has been shown to be beneficial, there is growing concern regarding the long-term consequences with... Full Answer
- Q Can I take osteoporosis medications if I am pregnant?
If you are pregnant it is very important to discuss your osteoporosis with your doctor. While bisphosphonates are the main medication used to treat osteoporosis, they are usually given to women who have already gone through menopause. A pregnant woman... Full Answer
- Q Do bisphosphonates need to be taken forever to treat osteoporosis?
Bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis can slow down the breakdown of bone and sometimes improve the bone density in your hip and spine. Unfortunately, they can have strong side effects, including esophagus problems, problems swallowing, pain in the... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for osteoporosis?
Alternative treatments for osteoporosis are usually lifestyle changes that doctors will also endorse. Exercises that put weight on your bones, like walking, jogging, dancing, weight machines, and playing tennis will help strengthen those bones. Taking... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat osteoporosis?
Many medications treat osteoporosis with different mechanisms and side effects. Following are common medications and their side effects. bisphosphonates: Function: prevents the breakdown of bones, may raise the bone density of your hip and spine Side... Full Answer