A 52-year-old female asked:
How can i be sure that it was a bilateral oopherectomy and the use of arimidex (anastrozole) that caused my osteoporosis and how could it have been stopped or helpd?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Osteoporosis: Arimidex and oophorectomy both can cause osteoporosis.
Oophorectomy because you lose the estogen they produce
Arimidex lists bone softening as one of the potential side effects.
Probably no absolute way to prevent it. Calcium , vitamin d, wt bearing exercise. If you can take estrogen, or non hormonal like Evista can help. Talk to doc for options available based on your medical conditions.
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