Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak. If you have osteoporosis, your bones can break more easily than expected. Everyday tasks like bending down, even coughing, or sneezing can lead to a life-changing break. Medications are available for those with osteoporosis and aid the strengthening of bones.
The most suitable course of medication for you will depend on your DXA scan results of your spine and hips, the causes of your bone loss, the risk of a break or if you have already broken bones (fractured), your age, gender, and most importantly your medical history.
Some people are more at risk of developing or having undiagnosed osteoporosis than others. Older women who have gone through menopause are the highest risk group.
For you to get the most benefit from your Osteoporosis medication, it is very important that you follow the instructions on how and when to have your treatment.
NOTE; It is essential during Covid that you continue with your Osteoporosis treatment, as high-stress levels cause bone loss. If for whatever reason you do not continue with your Osteoporosis treatment, you are placing yourself at high risk to break bones and possibly lose your independence.