Selection of the Best Treatment for Osteoporosis

  • Nelson B. Watts
Part of the Clinical Perspectives in Obstetrics and Gynecology book series (CPOG)


Certain general measures are appropriate for all people, whether they have osteoporosis or not (Table 17.1). These include an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, an active life style, and avoidance of toxins (e.g., cigarettes, alcohol). Medications that increase bone loss (e.g., thyroid hormones in excessive doses, glucocorticoids in pharmacologic doses, furosemide, anticonvulsants, etc.), if necessary, should be used in the lowest effective doses and monitored regularly.


Bone Mass Vertebral Fracture Bone Mineral Content Estrogen Treatment Sodium Fluoride 
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