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Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause osteoporosis and is there a way to prevent it?

Arimidex (anastrozole) Arimidex (anastrozole) is a definetely a reason to have a bone mineral density screening. It can decrease bone mineral density which may increase the risk of osteoporosis. First have a bone screening. Make sure to eat a healthy diet and find foods rich in calcium. A calcium supplement with vit d is a great choice too, but is not the main way to get your calcium. If you can do weight bearing exercises also. Read more...
Yes. Armidex use is associated with bone loss and increased risk of fracture.
In light of this, patients who are on Armidex, should have a comprehensive evaluation including DEXA scan for osteoporosis.
please review information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d
Based upon the risk factors, will likely need pharmacological treatment.
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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?

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. Read more...
Yes. Armidex use is associated with bone loss and increased risk of fracture.
In light of this, patients who are on Armidex, should have a comprehensive evaluation including DEXA scan for osteoporosis.
please review information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation
https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d
Based upon the risk factors, will likely need pharmacological treatment.
Rec. Read more...

Should a treating gynecologist know that surgical bilateral oopherectomy and arimidex (anastrozole) would cause severe osteoporosis and when should she monitor it?

That should B on the. Radar screen, but there are not clear guidelines. Depends on when this was performed but oncologists also should follow this and often do. One consideration would be raloxifene. It works on bone and some organs like estrogen, in the breast it blocks estrogen, just like tamoxifen. It may not b a bad option. Good luck, appears on hrt, should help bone, why arimidex (anastrozole)? Read more...

Is there a guideline that says only women under 50 get osteoporosis after surgical meno.& arimidex (anastrozole) as thats what my dr thought now my bnes are ruined.

Bone loss. Aromatase inhibitor may cause bone loss. That is why it is important to have a baseline bone desitometry to check you bone density. In addition, while you are on aromatase inhibitor, there is a medication that you can get to prevent bone loss/decrease skeletal related event- like denosumab/prolia. Other bisphosphonate therapy also can be your option if you have osteoporosis. Read more...

How can you address arthritis started while on arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole) side effect. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance; swollen glands; a bone fracture; or swelling in your hands or feet;. Read more...