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Osteoporosis & Bone Disease treatment

Description
Characterized by loss of bone density over time. Eventually this can lead the bones to become brittle and are easily broken.
Causes
Osteoporosis & Bone Disease is most common among post-menopausal women and older men because of a drop in hormone levels. The chance of being diagnosed with osteoporosis is increased by a lack of calcium and phosphates.
Prevention
Osteoporosis can be prevented by maintaining healthy levels of calcium and vitamin D, and by exercising regularly.
Common Symptoms
Many times osteoporosis it is discovered when a person is admitted to the hospital because of broken or fractured bones. Other symptoms may include back pain, bone pain, weight loss and fatigue.
Rare Symptoms
Reduced pigmentation in the skin and eyes.
Traditional Treatment
The first step to treating osteoporosis identifying it. This can be done with a bone mineral density scan (DEXA) to show bone density, and a CT scan of spine to show its progression. To slow or stop loss of bone density, prescription medications including Alendronate Sodium, Boniva, Evista, Estrogen or Hormone Therapy, Forteo, and Actonel can be taken. Also, to help ease the pain painkillers may View more...
Alternative Treatment
Consuming foods with vitamins D and K and calcium can help treat osteoporosis. Additional supplements of these nutrients can also be beneficial.
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Research and Development
Taking small doses of Strontium may ease the effects of osteoporosis. But using this treatment is still in the research stage.
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