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Cures for Osteoporosis - Evista Overdose

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  • Cures for Osteoporosis
    There are no true cures for osteoporosis, as this eMedTV article explains. However, you can minimize your risk of developing the condition. This page describes ways to reduce your risk, including eating a healthy diet and quitting smoking.
  • Definition of Osteopenia
    The definition of osteopenia is similar to osteoporosis; both are characterized by decreased bone density. This eMedTV Web page explains that osteopenia is a milder form of bone loss that could potentially progress to osteoporosis.
  • Diagnosing Osteopenia
    As this eMedTV article explains, diagnosing osteopenia involves looking at a patient's risk factors, physical exam, and results from his or her bone density test. This page describes the bone density test and its role in diagnosing osteopenia.
  • Diagnosing Osteoporosis
    In most cases, an osteoporosis diagnosis will involve a bone mineral density test known as a DEXA test. This eMedTV article explains how this test is performed and also provides information on who should get tested.
  • Does Calcium Work?
    The effectiveness of calcium for many uses has been clearly established. This page from the eMedTV archives explores the question, "Does calcium work?" and lists clearly established uses, generally accepted uses, and possible benefits of calcium.
  • Efista
    Evista is a prescription drug used for preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page covers other Evista uses and describes the effects of the medication. Efista is a common misspelling of Evista.
  • Elastic Exercise Bands
    Elastic exercise bands are a safe alternative to free weights. These stretchy elastic bands or tubes are relatively inexpensive, and portable, which means you can take them with you when you travel. Look for bands with light or medium resistance, especially when you're first starting out.
  • Evista
    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.
  • Evista -- Medication Information
    Evista is a medication that can help prevent and treat osteoporosis in certain women. This eMedTV selection offers more information on this product, listing another use for Evista and explaining how to use it properly.
  • Evista and Breastfeeding
    This page on the eMedTV Web site explores the issues surrounding Evista and breastfeeding. It explains why no studies have been conducted on the subject, provides the manufacturer's guidelines, and stresses discussing the matter with your doctor.
  • 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.
  • Evista and Insomnia
    This page of the eMedTV library takes a look at Evista and insomnia. It explains why the risk of developing this side effect while taking the drug is minimal and also offers helpful tips for improving sleep, which may help with insomnia symptoms.
  • Evista and Pregnancy
    Evista and pregnancy is never a safe combination, as this segment from the eMedTV archives explains. It discusses in detail the results of animal studies on the subject and also explains how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Evista and Side Affect
    While most people have no problems with Evista, side effects are possible. This eMedTV page lists a few of them and offers a link to more detailed information. Evista and side affect is a common misspelling of Evista side effects.
  • 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.
  • Evista Dosage
    Everyone is prescribed the same Evista dosage, regardless of the condition being treated or other factors. This eMedTV page explains what this dose is and also offers helpful tips for when and how to take the drug to ensure a safe treatment process.
  • Evista Drug Interactions
    Evista drug interactions can occur if the medicine is taken with warfarin and diazepam, among other things. This eMedTV page lists other drugs that can interact with Evista, describes the potentially negative results, and explains how to avoid them.
  • 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.
  • Evista Overdose
    An Evista overdose can cause symptoms such as dizziness, leg cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. This page from the eMedTV library lists other possible symptoms of an overdose and also explains in detail the treatment options that are available.
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