bisphosphonates

Osteoporosis: One Back Pain Cause

Osteoporosis is a condition of very low bone density that is commonly seen in women over the age of 50. It also can occur in men, typically after age 65. When bones lose density, either from having low bone mass or excessive bone loss, they become fragile and more likely … Read More

Are You Suffering from Jaw Pain?

Because your jaw is one of the joints you use most often, dealing with jaw pain can be difficult: It can affect your ability to talk, eat, and even concentrate. Often, jaw pain is related to problems with your teeth resulting from an oral health issue or from a habit … Read More

How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it's important to know … Read More

Warning Issued on Bisphosphonates: Side Effects Include Weaker Bones

The FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of drugs used to treat osteoporosis. This warning has the potential of affecting millions of people considering the fact that between 2005 and 2009, more than 150 million bisphosphonate prescriptions were dispensed to outpatients, the majority of those being women.   Bisphosphonates – Fosamax, … Read More

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring. Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss … Read More

Bisphosphonates Side Effects Prompt the Need for a “Drug Holiday”

When the drug companies themselves start recommending “drug holidays” for certain osteoporosis patients to reduce the risk of serious bisphosphonates side effects, it’s time to take notice. That’s essentially what’s happening as problems with long-term use of these drugs continue to get reported. Bisphosphonates are the main class of drugs … Read More

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