Treatment Without Medication For Osteoporosis

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Two types of drugs are used to prevent and treat osteoporosis:

  • Antiresorptive Drugs. Antiresorptives include bisphosphonates, hormone replacement therapy, selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs), and calcitonin. Bisphosphonates are the standard drugs used for osteoporosis. Denosumab (Prolia) is a new type of antiresorptive. These drugs block resorption (preventing bone break down), which slows the rate of bone remodeling, but they cannot rebuild bone. Because resorption and...
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