Osteoporosis Osteopenia arthritis remedy. One of the real difficulties for anyone who lives with both arthritis and Osteopenia or Osteoporosis is that the inflammation of arthritis can contribute to bone loss AND many of the drugs offered to help our arthritis are not good for our bones. (See: Causes of bone loss page)
Up until now we have faced a choice: living with thinning bones and less pain or reducing our pain while contributing to increasing bone loss. Not a happy choice.
But now there is an alternative. If you are open to the use of pharmaceutical drugs for your arthritis and your bones loss, there is now a drug remedy available that helps both conditions.
This page summarizes the remedy and it offers summaries and links to some of the scientific studies (so you can print out the material to take with you when you see your health care provider.)
Now, a word about providing information to health care provider. Please be sensitive to the fact that your provider has extensive medical training. Providers have been trained to think of themselves as the 'knowledgeable experts'. You do not want to come across as a big 'know it all' if you raise this pharmaceutical combination at your next appointment.
And some providers might find it helpful if your brought copies of the studies so they could read them at their leisure before making a decision. You know the way this goes:
"Oh, I found some studies that seemed to show a new remedy - one publicized as an Osteoporosis Osteopenia arthritis remedy. It is a combination - one
where both dexamethasone and raloxifene are taken.
I am hoping it might be useful in my case since I have both conditions. I realize you may already know all about this but I printed out copies of the studies in case you wanted to review them to see if it would fit my situation because I would really like to try this."
You may have a solid long term relationship with your medical provider and do not need such careful wording. I only offer it because I know that some providers can 'blow off' patient suggested remedies. And this Osteoporosis Osteopenia arthritis remedy looks so promising that I would not want you to lose out. (Then,too, there might be something in one of these studies that would show this is not a good choice for you. As they say: Better to be 'safe than sorry'.)
OK. That is it. Here is the link to "Combined treatment with dexamethasone and raloxifene totally abrogates osteoporosis and joint destruction in experimental postmenopausal arthritis." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21689408
Click on the next link to read about other Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatments besides this Osteoporosis Osteopenia arthritis remedy.
Go to: Causes of bone loss