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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Two choices

Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake.
Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance.

In brief: Two choices

Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake.
Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Bone loss from medications such as cortisone can be prevented by drugs which prevent the breakdown of bone.
These include the several types of bisphophonates including alendronate and residronate.

In brief: Yes

Bone loss from medications such as cortisone can be prevented by drugs which prevent the breakdown of bone.
These include the several types of bisphophonates including alendronate and residronate.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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