Treatments

  • Why Strontium Is Not Advised for Bone Health

    What is the issue? Many consumers are being lured by the advertised benefits of strontium for bone health. Supplements are increasingly available over the counter and through the Internet. Strontium…

  • Calcitonin is a hormone found in the human body that helps with bone metabolism and calcium regulation. Calcitonin can slow bone loss in the spine and increase spine bone density.…

  • Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and is given by injection every six months. Prolia works by decreasing the activity of osteoclasts at the molecular…

  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) is an anabolic treatment for osteoporosis that stimulates new bone growth and reduces fracture risk. PTH is generally reserved for individuals with severe osteoporosis. Studies have demonstrated…

  • Bazedoxifene is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) and has similar benefits to hormone therapy, but does not act on the breast tissue. Duavee® is bazedoxifene paired with conjugated estrogens…

  • For years, hormone therapy (HT) was considered a panacea for women adjusting to the changes of menopause and for preventive health. Despite a clear benefit for bone health, HT poses…

  • An atypical femur fracture (AFF) is called “atypical” because of the location and condition of the fracture. AFFs start as a weakening of the outer rim of the femur below…

  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare condition where the bone of the lower or upper jaw becomes exposed (usually because of tooth extractions) and does not heal properly.…

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