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does bisphosphonates help with osteoporosis

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cabry
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you DEXA scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: As a rheumatologist, I use these drugs multiple times a day. They can be extremely helpful for osteoporosis and most are well tolerated.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Prolia is a highly effective drug for osteoporosis. Evista (raloxifene) ( for women) is less potent but reasonably effective. Forteo is the only dru ... Read More
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Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are other alternative medications for treatment of osteoporosis. It depends upon your risk factors and clinical profile regarding the use of alt ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bisphosponates: Bisphosonates can help rebuild bone but the quality of the bone that is rebuilt is inferior. Better to use a mineral supplement called strontium (wi ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications (the bisphosphonates) when ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: There are multiple types of drugs to treat osteoporosis but yes, bisphosphonates are the most widely used drugs.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Partially effective: Biphosphonates usually prevent further osteoporosis but do not build new bone like PTH like drugs (Forteo) but you also need calcium and vit D as wel ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The standard is to : Treat but there are a variety of treatment options that need to be customized to the individual based on their medical status and as to what is availa ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Individual case: Different patients respond to different treatment options. You and your doctor can discuss your test results and go over the risks and benefits of eac ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
DEXA scans: At 63, unless one has a history of osteopenia or osteoporosis, or a history of stress fractures, a DEXA scan can be scheduled every two years if bone ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Medications: Before treating osteoporosis a variety of tests should be done and a history should be taken to determine, if possible, the cause of the problem. A ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dexa scan: There are a mber of ways to check for osteoporosis. A simple x-ray alone is not adequate because it can be over it under penetrated to make the bone ... Read More
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