Osteoporosis treatment and therapy

Osteoporosis treatment and therapy

Overview

When it comes to the treatment of osteoporosis, the method is dependent upon factors like age, progression of the disease and tolerance for particular medications and procedures. Overall, the goal of osteoporosis treatment is to improve your quality of life, reduce pain, and prevent fractures and increased bone loss. This is achieved through lifestyle management, medications and hormone therapy. 

Types

There are several types of treatment for osteoporosis, including:

  • Increased exercise
  • Reduction of caffeine intake
  • Reduction of alcohol intake
  • Maintaining an appropriate weight
  • Calcium-rich diet
  • Hand railings, assistive devices in home
  • Medication that can help increase bone mass and bone density.

Medical treatments for post-menopausal women include:

  • Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) — HRT and ERT are beneficial for the reduction of bone loss. In addition, they are known to increase bone density and lessen the risk of hip and spinal fractures. However, if you’re considering ERT, you should discuss the risks with your physician, as they could outweigh the benefits

Risks

Following the use of osteoporosis medication, patients could experience heartburn or upset stomach. Some severe risks include bone loss in the jaw and bone, and joint and muscle pain. 

Preparation

When it comes to preparing for osteoporosis treatment, our professionals put an emphasis on lifestyle management. You can expect our guidance on exercise routines, well-balanced eating regimens and vitamin intake. 

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