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Video Below: Prescription Osteoporosis Drugs May Be Doing Harm

Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy
March 10, 2010

  • Studies show popular osteoporosis medications may weaken bones in the legs. 

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center studied 111 post-menopausal women taking bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates inhibit the normal digestion (breakdown) of bone by osteoclasts. Researchers found patients may begin to experience weakening of their bones after only 4 years of use.

Bisphosphonates sold in the U.S. include Alendronate (Fosamax), Ibandronate (Boniva), Risedronate (Actonel) and Zoledronate (Zometa, Aclasta). They are prescribed for treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Bisphosphanate osteoporosis medications may increase fractures.It’s appears that long term bisphosphonates use may cause over suppression of bone digestion for some women. Small cracks in the bone are unable to heal and connect together and grow, resulting in unusual fractures. These fractures tend to heal poorly and often require bone surgery, pins and grafting.

Reference Source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 2010.

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Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach has been helping his clients improve their health using natural products, tests and self care since 1998. He is the owner and author of Natural Care Solution, www.NaturalCareSolution.com, www.MyNaturalThyroid.com and www.NaturalCancerReports.com.

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