Osteoporosis: A Silent Disease
Osteoporosis is often considered a silent disease because it progresses without symptoms until a fracture occurs.
Women Taking Fosamax for Several Years May Be Prone to Femur Fractures
There have been reports of two rare types of femur fractures in women who have taken bisphosphonates for osteoporosis for several years.
Diet Soda May Deplete Calcium From Bone
Caffeine is known to increase calcium loss, but caffeine may not be the only bone-harming ingredient in some diet sodas.
Bone health is directly linked to nutrition. Certain foods promote breakdown of bone and osteoporosis. Other foods, such as fruit and vegetables, supply your body with the nutrients necessary to build and maintain healthy, strong bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Drugs May Be Risky For Bones
Bisphosphonates (such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, and Reclast) are commonly prescribed by physicians to treat osteoporosis or to prevent osteoporosis in individuals with osteopenia. Unfortunately, bisphosphonates may actually increase one’s risk of mid-femur fractures (the femur is your upper leg bone).
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Osteoporosis
About 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis, and 34 million are at risk.
Fosamax May Lead to Bone Fractures
Since bisphosphonates accumulate in bone tissue and suppress bone turnover, there has been a concern about the strength and integrity of the medically treated bone.