Medication. If you're at high risk for osteoporosis and your bone mineral density declines during treatment, there are three types of medications you can take to reduce the risk of or treat osteoporosis: bisphosphonates, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), or a targeted therapy.
The following bisphosphonates are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat osteoporosis:
Fosamax (chemical name: alendronate sodium)
Actonel (chemical name: risedronate)
Boniva (chemical name: ibandronate)
Reclast (chemical name: zoledronic acid)
Fosamax and Actonel are available as daily or weekly doses. Boniva can be taken once a month or injected once every 3 months. Reclast is injected once a year. Together, you and your doctor can decide if one of these medicines is right for you.
There are other bisphosphonates that are being studied to protect bones during breast cancer treatment. They are:
Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) (this is a different formulation th...
Much of the history of chronic fatigue syndrome revolves around the efforts to define it and the debates over what to call it. Other diseases that started out being called by one name were later renamed, either for the sake of medical accuracy or political correctness, but one has to wonder whether any other illness has ever had so many names or so much trouble finding its own identity. In Search of an Identity ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome) has been called the “Disease of a Thousand Names.” While 1,000 may be a bit of an exaggeration, there are or have been a number of different names used to describe this controversial illness at various times and in various parts of the world, among them: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Epidemic Neuromyasthenia Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome Chronic Mononucleosis Syndrome Raphe Nucleus Encephalopathy Low Natural Killer Cell Disease Atypical Poliomyelitis Epidem...
Full Question: What are the names of migraine tests? Where are they available? How can I make sure that I am a migraine patient? Thanks, Tanmin.
There are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine disease. Sometimes, doctors will order imaging studies such as an MRI or CT scan to rule out other issues such as stroke or aneurysm.
Since there are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine, doctors diagnose Migraine by reviewing the patient's personal and family medical history, reviewing their symptoms, performing a thorough neurological exam, and ruling out other conditions that could be causing their symptoms.
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