Abaloparatide Thymos is an injectable medication made from the thymus of cows, It can be used for a number of medical conditions including postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Abaloparatide (Thymos) has also been used for a number of other medical conditions. Example, it has been used in the treatment of recurrent respiratory infections, colds, flu, H1N1 “swine” flu, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), mononucleosis, herpes and shingles, sinusitis, AIDS/HIV as well as asthma, hay fever, food allergies, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Also, Ablaoparatide Thymus has been used to maintain white cell production in cancer patients treated with radiation or chemotherapy, and to prevent effects of aging. That's a lot of health conditions! The list shows us the importance of our thymus glad in our over all health. Any thing strengthening the Thymus is bound to have a number of positive effects.
In trials Ablaoparatide -Thymus was shown to reduce fracture risk by increasing bone mass and increasing bone density as well as bone quality. This drug treatments offers something new to those who have significant bone loss. Most prescription drugs increase bone density by preventing the body from discarding 'old bone'. As a result these drugs may increase bone mass but do not increase the quality bone quality. In fact, the bones of those using these drugs often become weaker and subject to fracture because the bone is of poor quality. This result of denser but weaker bones is often common with the class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. Many of the bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva increase bone density but this increased density of bone comes from retaing bone of poor quality. As a result the bones of persons taking these drugs sometimes fracture or crumble. Conditions such as Osteronecrosis of the jaw developed in some patients. And the danger increases the longer a person takes the drug so many physicians now limit the time a patient is prescribed a bisphosphonate drug.
In other words, a person who uses bisphosphonate drugs for long periods of time may develop increased bone density but the quality of the bone is not so good and sometimes fractures follow because the bones can not sustain significant stress.
Abaloparatide(Thymos) works in a different fashion. It does not appear to increase the likelihood of fracture even when used for longer periods of time. This is good news for those who are concerned about fractures as a result of their excessive bone loss.
If you are on medication for Osteoporosis, you might want to speak with your health care provider about the drug. Because it is fairly new to the market, your health care provider may need some time to read research about it before s/he considers prescribing it for you. In addition some providers may decide that because this drug is quite new and there are not studies of it long term effects, s/he will want to wait. It sometimes happens that a drug may have some unintended consequences. We may not yet be aware of such because this drug to increase bone density is fairly new to the market.
Also, remember that this drug is made from animal tissue, not just chemicals. Some may be concerned that if the animals involved had other issues, they could be passed on to those taking the drug. Please, be sure to discuss any and ALL your concerns with your medical provider before you start taking the drug.
Abaloparatide Thymos is manufactured by Radius Health. It is only approved for women with severe Osteoporosis - those who have already suffered a fracture. (I am not sure why this restriction was put in place. I assume because of potential side effects ) administered once daily by a subcutaneous (just below the skin) injection into the periumbilical region (the part of the stomach right around the belly button).
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