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How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

December 10, 2019 Comments Off on How Can I Prevent Osteoporosis After Having Taken Depo-Provera?

When Depo Provera was approved for use in the U.S. in 1992, preliminary research indicated that women who used Depo Provera experienced a loss of bone mineral density (BMD), which might put them at higher risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures later in life.

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How Will I Know What the Best Remedy or Drug Is for Treating My Osteoporosis?

March 15, 2018 Comments Off on How Will I Know What the Best Remedy or Drug Is for Treating My Osteoporosis?

Everyone’s experience with osteoporosis is different, which is why it is crucial to understand what’s best for your body specifically.

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DEXA Dilemmas: Clarifying Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening

January 30, 2018 Comments Off on DEXA Dilemmas: Clarifying Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening

With so much industry-sponsored content, who can you trust to figure out the truth about osteoporosis? Is it a serious threat to women’s health? Should you be getting bone scans, or considering medication?

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Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Making Sense of a Diagnosis and Tough Decisions About Treatment

So, you just got home from the doctor with your DEXA bone density results in hand. You were told you have osteoporosis. Should you start taking medication? Are there things you can do without medication? What information can you trust?

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The Risks of Prolia As an Osteoporosis Treatment

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Risks of Prolia As an Osteoporosis Treatment

Prolia is a medication treatment option for people with osteoporosis. Prolia is a type of monoclonal antibody, which stops the natural breakdown of bones.

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When Should I Start Getting Bone Scans for Osteoporosis?

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on When Should I Start Getting Bone Scans for Osteoporosis?

Age is not the only factor that influences our bones. However, women who are around or past the menopausal age are more prone to bone weakening, increasing the risks of osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Innovations in Screening and Diagnostics

Once a procedure becomes routine, it is difficult to replace. However, the NWHN is committed to a vision of osteoporosis care where all women who need it can receive effective screening in order to prevent unnecessary fractures through both medication and non-pharmacologic interventions.

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Osteoporosis: Treatment

November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Osteoporosis: Treatment

Women want to know when it is appropriate to take a drug for osteoporosis, and which treatments are safe and effective. History has shown that preventing loss of bone mineral density in women who are otherwise at low risk of experiencing a fracture is dangerous.

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Is Ipriflavone Effective in Treating Osteoporosis?

May 26, 2017 Comments Off on Is Ipriflavone Effective in Treating Osteoporosis?

Ipriflavone is an herbal medicine made from a hormone found in soy plants that has a similar chemical structure to human estrogen. Ipriflavone supplements are said to increase calcium absorption and decrease the breakdown of bones; however, there is currently a lack of research supporting this claim.    

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What You Should Know About Tymlos (Abaloparatide) for Osteoporosis

May 20, 2017 Comments Off on What You Should Know About Tymlos (Abaloparatide) for Osteoporosis

The National Women’s Health Network believes women have a right to know the potential benefits and risks of osteoporosis treatment, so we took a firsthand look at the evidence. We’ve compiled a quick fact sheet about the drug so you can get the unbiased truth.

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