Advancements in Thinking About Osteoporosis

June 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Osteoporosis

    

I am happy to see that the medical field is  expanding its perspective in its approaches for addressing bone health. In a January 18, 2012 article in The New York Times titled “Patients With Normal Bone Density Can Delay Retests, Study Suggests,” medical reporter Gina Kolata writes that the study “is part of a broad rethinking of how to diagnose and treat” bone loss. She further points out how the medical community itself isn’t convinced medications prescribed to treat osteoporosis are your best option for bone health. Kolata writes “…medical experts no longer recommend the medicines (bisphosphonates) to prevent osteoporosis itself. They no longer want women to take them indefinitely, and no longer consider bone density measurements the sole defining factor in deciding if a woman needs to be treated.”

It is encouraging to see that health care professionals are broadening their views on the best ways to address bone health and osteoporosis.

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