When discussing Osteoporosis treatment, your physician will most likely prescribe some medications. With the different drugs out there, how do you know which one to take? Is it safe if you have other medical conditions? What are the long-term side effects? Which is a better brand? And the list goes on.
Today, I have someone who will answer your questions about Osteoporosis medications to put your mind at ease.
Dr. R. Keith McCormick is a chiropractic physician specializing in the management of patients with osteoporosis. He is the author of the recently released book Great Bones: Taking Control of Your Osteoporosis and The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis.
Sports have always played a vital part in Dr. McCormick’s life. He is the former U.S. record holder for the most points scored in a pentathlon competition. Dr. McCormick continues to compete in triathlons of all distances and has completed six Ironman competitions, five of them after recovering from multiple osteoporosis-related fractures.
So, if you have questions about Osteoporosis medications, listen to this informative episode of the Happy Bones, Happy Life podcast!
“I always talk about medications as being a short-term solution to a long-term issue. And that is, when you’re taking the medications, all that time you’re (also) doing things to improve your overall bone health—your diet and supplements, all that.” – Dr. R. Keith McCormick
In this episode:
[02:10] – How long can you stay on Prolia?
[05:31] – How can I prevent the rebound effect from quitting Prolia?
[10:47] – Should I continue using Prolia?
[12:08] – How long do most people use Prolia?
[13:56] – How to achieve long-term success in your battle with Osteoporosis
[17:52] – What can I do to prevent the adverse effects of taking teriparatide?
[19:55] – Forteo vs. Tymlos
[21:59] – What are the effects of MGUS, and is there anything we can do about it?
[24:43] – Can I safely quit taking Prolia with my current medical condition?
[26:57] – Will mast cell activation affect your bone health?
[27:36] – I have Osteoporosis and breast cancer. My oncologist prescribed Raloxifene. I’m not sure about taking it. Who do I see for testing and the meds?
[33:42] – I used to take Forteo, then stopped. If I use it again, will it have the same effect as building bone density the first year?
[37:32] – It’s important to do these things before taking tests and medications
[42:21] – I’m 74 and have scoliosis. My doctor has recommended I take either Forteo or Prolia. Which drug should I take?
[44:15] – How important is Vitamin K2 to your bone health?
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