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what are the benefits of having denosumab injections?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Denosumab: Denosumab is an excellent treatment for persons with a low bone mass and at increased risk of fracture. These fractures occur much more often in folks twice your age so you need to have an extensive workup to find out why you might need a drug to prevent bone loss and actually increase your bone health.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What are considered the benefits of having denosumab injections?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Treat osteoporosis: Denosumab is an antibody that works in a way similar to bisphosponates (like fosamax) to decrease bone turnover and decrease the risk of fractures in people with osteoporosis who have had a previous fracture. Studies suggest that it is more effective than bisphosphonates. In your age group, unless you have severe osteoporosis or a previous fracture, you would not be a candidate for it.

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