New treatments for Osteoporosis: Pharmaceutical drugs
When ever we discuss treatments for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia we need to remember that effective treatments come in two forms: 1. Pharmaceutical drugs and 2. Natural (or alternative) treatments.
If you go to a regular physician you
will most likely be prescribed a drug treatment regime and perhaps offered some advice about natural treatments of doing weight bearing exercises for your Osteoporosis or Osteopenia . You may also be given some advice about taking some supplements. But pharmaceutical drugs will be central to your bone building program.
We known that many of the bisphosphonates have side effects that make them difficult to take on a regular basis. The medical community found that many patients just stop taking them. As a result the pharmaceutical companies created some new prescription drugs to stop bone loss. And although a few of these have been on the market for some time, they are still considered to be New treatments for Osteoporosis.
There are several 'new drugs' that have been on the market for a few years:
There are also new drugs that address low testosterone - a cause of bone loss in men:
Drug makers continue to try to find New drugs for Osteoporosis - those that will not have side effects that make them difficult or near impossible to use for many persons with low bone density.
Among those in current research we can include: MIV 711 which has the added benefit of treating Osteoarthrites
Researchers regularly find natural treatments for increasing bone density. Some of these have long been used by indigenous peoples and are only now being subject to scientific study. Others are newly found herbs or supplements.
Here are a number of different protocols:.
Among the exercise protocols, there is new research and emphasis on:
If you have used any of these bone building protocols and would like to share you experiences, please do so.
Do you have experience with this? Please share it!