Posts Tagged ‘Osteoporosis

A direct comparison of the recommendations presented in the above guidelines for screening and risk assessment for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women is provided in the tables below. Areas of Agreement Risk Assessment All of the groups recommend an assessment for risk factors associated with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture. All adult patients ≥ age 50 (American […]

Osteoporosis in senior citizens means lifelong treatment .If treatment is being diligently taken there is a benefit of 5yrs of life. Here is a study. Team @CMHF

Glucocorticoid-Induced osteoporosis in men

Posted by: admin on: June 22, 2011

Osteoporosis and women have a long drawn association. While treating men with glucocorticoids little do we consider osteoporosis risk. A second thought on this side effect is a must, while treating a case of fracture or with on going steroid treatment in men. Team@CMHF

Category: Orthopaedics Life long treatment for osteoporosis has not been adhered to amongst the Swedish population. Situation could be worse in India where poverty, illiteracy, myths and ignorance could add to the existing problem .It becomes the Family doctor’s job to educate & see that the patients take these medicines lifelong. Team@CMHF

Perimenopausal and menopausal women & elderly adults are prescribed calcium supplements in the name of preventing osteoporosis. Of what benefit is it to the patient?  What is its influence on cardiovascular risk? Here is an insight. Team@CMHF


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