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Hormone replacement Therapy a headache

...flushes and night sweats, and to protect them from osteoporosis and heart disease.// Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a slightly increased risk of cancer of the breast and endometrium, the lining of the womb. Dr Elisabeth Weiderpass, of the Karolin...

New treatment for Osteoporosis

In a few years, better treatments for osteoporosis could become available. As people age, their bones become weak and their sex hormone levels decrease. The most common treatment is hormone replacement therapy. But this can increase the risk of cancer, especially in women.// At the University of...

Osteoporosis in men

...ure of some kind in his lifetime. Fractures due to osteoporosis can lead to chronic pain, loss of independence and...// Research shows several risk factors linked to osteoporosis in men, including undiagnosed low levels of testosterone, prolonged exposure to certain medications ...

New therapy better at increasing bone density

...herapy - oestrogen plus progesterone helps prevent osteoporosis in women past the menopause. According to researchers at Creighton University in the US, a new study covering 400 women, that this blend of hormones increases bone density in the spine by five per cent and in the hip by 3.9 per cent.// However, if ...

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

...// No single class of drugs is perceived to manage osteoporosis on a standalone basis. Hormone Replacement Therapy...boratories and Elder Pharmaceuticals. The Indian osteoporosis medications market presents great opportunity. Indian pharmaceutical companies need to increase awar...

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

... the research.// There is no FDA-approved drug for osteoporosis that increases bone formation. In their study, Rubin and associates compared fluoride, calcium, and vitamin D with calcium and vitamin D alone in the treatment of 85 women aged 65 years or older who had already experienced one or more backbone fra...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

...ions of an acrylic cement mend fractures linked to osteoporosis without the need for surgery. Researchers at the University of California have been looking at the effect of a new treatment for vertebral fractures in 90 elderly patients with osteoporosis. They injected an acrylic cement into the affected area - a ...

Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

...(RDA) of calcium, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.// Because nearly 90 perce... the population starts to show its highest rate of osteoporosis and other bone health problems. Getting children to pay attention to their calcium needs is a challe...

Miraculous Salads

...e of other salad goods may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis - the crippling bone disease that affects one in t...eld and that this will be a possibility to prevent osteoporosis provided it works in humans and that humans can eat sufficient amounts of this stuff," Dr Muhlbauer ...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

... in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The drug comes as third generation drug whi... lost by the time it is detected. If not prevented osteoporosis leads to fractures, mainly of the hip, spine and wrists, and could disable women for life. This dise...

Discovery of bone gene

...high bone density, which could open the way to new osteoporosis treatments. Bone is a dynamic material, which is b...he gene involved may result in a new generation of osteoporosis drugs. Current treatments focus on preventing further bone loss - but it is difficult to encourage t...

Keys to good bone health

...es walking per day, could ensure the prevention of osteoporosis development later in life.//Although this is the f...es. Resistance exercises are also part of a good osteoporosis prevention program, and should be performed two to three times per week. They strengthen the muscles...

Get, set, go...

...eral compared with the stretchers. The National osteoporosis center emphasized that many children need to be mo...nd one of the ways of tackling the huge problem of osteoporosis is to encourage youngsters to increase peak bone mass by taking enough of the right type of exercise...

Mutation connected to Osteoporosis

...sability associated with osteoporosis. Currently, osteoporosis treatment is aimed at replacing calcium in bones b...stand how they can manipulate cells in people with osteoporosis to grow bone. Dr. Michael J. Econs, a bone researcher at the University of Indiana, Indianapolis, s...

Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer

...eukemia (ALL) are at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis or reduced bone density.// Osteoporosis is general...opausal age. Depending on the extent of bone loss, osteoporosis may be accompanied by pain, fracture or loss of height. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most com...

A treatment for Osteoporosis

... at once, enrolling 1200 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in a two-year international trial (medical centres from the US to France participated). They found that taking one pill a week could protect bone just as well. And related research, a four- year survey of 180 patients, confirmed everyone's suspicion...

Fluoride proves effective against fractures

...t to determine the safety and efficacy of treating osteoporosis using sodium fluoride as a bone-forming agent over the course of a 42-month study that followed 85 women who were 65 years and older and had one or more nontraumatic fractures. The study group was treated with sustained-release sodium fluoride comb...

HRT an accretion of cancer

...flushes and night sweats, and to protect them from osteoporosis and heart disease. Research has shown the drugs, which replace natural hormones that decrease with menopause, cause a slightly increased risk of cancer of the breast and endometrium, the lining of the womb. Dr Elisabeth Weiderpass, of the Karolinsk...

One IV treatment a year rather than a pill a day

...h larger and longer studies. But doctors who treat osteoporosis are excited by the preliminary results. However, the pills must be taken sitting or standing straight up, before eating, and the patient has to stay upright for 30 minutes without eating or drinking. Side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, hear...

Vitamin D 'reduces heart risk'

... with an acceleration of this build up. Women with osteoporosis - which is caused by loss of calcium from the bones - are more likely to die of CHD than women without the disease....

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