Advair Osteopenia Osteoporosis

Advair Osteopenia Osteoporosis risks.  Advair is a drug used to prevent asthma attacks.  It is also prescribed to prevent or worsening of COPD.

The drug contains fluticasone, which is a steroid. It also contains salmeterol which is a bronchodilator. The drug works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

Side effects of Advair

Like most steroid drugs, this drug can cause Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. See Causes of Bone Loss.  If you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis already be sure to tell that to your health care provider.  If you have not suffered bone loss yet (Osteopenia or Osteoporosis) be sure to ask your health care provider to prescribe regular bone density scans (such as a dexa scan) so that if you begin to lose bone density, appropriate medical intervention can be taken immediately.

Some people taking this drug show low bone density in as little as 6 months but most develop Osteoporosis between year 2 and year 10.  After 10 years 99% of those taking this drug have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.

Suggestions for those taking Advair

Advair Osteopenia Osteoporosis prevention strategies. If your physician things that you should be taking this drug - even with its negative effect one bone, you need to be aware of things that tend to increase bone density. If you can incorporate these into your life style now, you may be able to prevent excessive bone loss from this drug.

So do read the pages about:

  • Diet and nutrition to prevent bone loss.
  • Bone building exercises (find those that will not trigger an asthma attack)
  • Weight vest.  Since heavy exercise can trigger asthma attacks in some persons, you might want to look into getting a weight vest. Using a weight vest can help build bone as you go about your daily activities.                See: Hyper vest - an excellent weight vest for anyone wanting to build bone.
  • Herbs that build bone.

Supplements that build bone:

You may find it useful to take a supplement known to build bone. This may prevent Advair Osteopenia Osteoporosis from occurring.  One of the best bone building supplements is Advacal  

Besides its usual  formulas to reverse bone loss, Advacal has a special formula for men.   See: Advacal for men.

In any case, if you have asthma and are prescribed a drug to control it, do read the section on Natural treatments to Prevent Bone loss.  This is important. You do not want to add fracture to your problems.