Featured Osteoporosis Articles
Descriptions of Featured Osteoporosis Articles
Calcium is an important mineral found in many foods and dietary supplements. This eMedTV Web page describes its benefits, explains how this mineral works for various uses, and lists side effects that may occur with calcium products.
Osteoporosis often results in brittle bones that are easily fractured. This part of the eMedTV library provides a general overview of this condition, including what it is, how it develops, how it is treated, and more.
Evista is prescribed to treat postmenopausal women for osteoporosis. As this eMedTV article explains, it can also help reduce their risk of breast cancer. The drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and side effects are also described in detail.
Fosamax is a prescription drug that is commonly used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Boniva is a prescription drug licensed to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Boniva, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Actonel is a prescription drug that is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. As this eMedTV page explains, it can also treat corticosteroid-related osteoporosis in men and women. Information on dosing and side effects is also provided.
Osteopenia is not the same as osteoporosis, although both are characterized by decreased bone density. This eMedTV Web page explains the difference between the two conditions and explains how they are diagnosed.
Reclast is a drug used to help treat the breakdown of bone associated with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at the drug, including information on its effects, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Forteo is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page offers more information on the effects of Forteo, explains how to take the drug, and lists some side effects that may occur.
Options for treating osteoporosis include proper nutrition, exercise, and, in some cases, medication. This eMedTV segment discusses these treatment options in detail. This article also explains when certain medications might be used.
Evista Side Effects
Hot flashes, joint pain, and swelling are some of the most common side effects of Evista. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the side effects that can occur with this medication, including those requiring immediate medical attention.
What Is Calcium Used For?
Calcium is used for treating osteoporosis, low calcium in the blood, and high blood pressure. This eMedTV resource lists other common calcium uses, explores the effectiveness of this mineral, and discusses the use of this supplement in children.
Your bone density is a measurement of your bone health. As this eMedTV article explains, this measurement can show your fracture risk and response to osteoporosis treatment. This page also explains how the density is measured.
Getting enough calcium and not smoking are common osteoporosis prevention measures. This eMedTV article offers several suggestions for preventing this common condition and also provides a list of foods that are high in calcium.
Evista for Breast Cancer
The FDA has approved Evista for breast cancer prevention as well as preventing and treating osteoporosis. This eMedTV segment explains the results of studies comparing Evista to tamoxifen and how to decide if Evista is right for you.
As you'll see in this eMedTV page, generic versions of Evista (raloxifene) are available. This article takes an in-depth look at these products, telling you what you need to know about strengths, manufacturers, and more.
Evista and Weight Gain
While there may be a link between Evista and weight gain, the risk appears to be minimal. This eMedTV resource explains why and also provides suggestions that can help combat any weight gain that does occur, such as eating heart-healthy foods.
Fosamax Side Effects Information
Common Fosamax side effects include muscle pain and heartburn. This selection from the eMedTV Web site features a detailed list of common and uncommon side effects of the drug, including those that may require immediate medical attention.
Evista and Depression
This eMedTV page discusses the link between depression and Evista use. It explains why the risk of developing this side effect is slight, lists symptoms of depression to be aware of, and stresses the importance of talking to your doctor if they occur.