Beta blockers Osteoporosis, Osteopenia and better bone density
There have been several scientific studied documenting the positive effect this class of
drugs have on bone density. So if you have cardiovascular issues and your doctor prescribes a beta blocker you may find your bone density improves.....as a 'side effect'. Nice.
STUDIES showing bone density improvement
There have been a number of scientific studies showing that the heart drugs have a positive effect on bone density.
1.In April 2011 an article was published in Trends in Pharmacological Science that listed multiple uses of beta blockers - including their ability to increase bone density. The authors said:
"Sir James Black developed β-blockers, one of the most useful groups of drugs in use today. Not only are they being used for their original purpose to treat angina and cardiac arrhythmias, but they are also effective therapeutics for hypertension, cardiac failure, glaucoma, migraine and anxiety. Recent studies suggest that they might also prove useful in diseases as diverse as osteoporosis, cancer and malaria....."
2, In 2010 the scientific journal, Bone published a study showing a positive correlation between the use of beat blockers and increased bone density in both men and women. To read it go to: Beta blockers Osteoporosis
3. There was another study , this one in 2004, Beta blockers Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, bone mineral density study. that concluded: "Beta-adrenergic blockers reduce the risk of fracture partly by increasing bone mineral density." See: Geelong Osteoporosis Study. by Pasco JA, Henry MJ, Sanders KM, Kotowicz MA, Seeman E, Nicholson GC; Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Bone Miner Res. 2004 Jan;19(1):19-24.Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences: Barwon Health, The University of Melbourne, Geelong, Australia.
I could list additional studies but I think that these show that the posiitive effect of beta blockers on bone density is not a 'fluke' nor an accidental things.
So if you are prescirbed a beta blocker to treat your angina, heart rhythm abnormality, high blood pressure, mital stenosis or any other
cardiac condition, you may find that the density of your bones improves along with your improved cardiac health.
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