Alternatives to estrogen replacement therapy for preventing osteoporosis.


Osteoporosis is a leading cause of disability and death in older Americans; women are at higher risk than men. Bone is a living tissue that undergoes continuous remodeling throughout life. Several drugs-including sex hormones, bisphosphonates, calcitonin, and sodium fluoride-can arrest the progression of osteoporosis and prevent fractures. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may prevent the development of osteoporosis in high-risk individuals and are useful adjuncts when used with other treatments.

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@article{Haines1996AlternativesTE, title={Alternatives to estrogen replacement therapy for preventing osteoporosis.}, author={Stuart T. Haines and Billy A Caceres and Lauren Yancey}, journal={Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association}, year={1996}, volume={NS36 12}, pages={707-15} }