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Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing individuals to an increased risk of fractures.
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Myth

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#21
Nov 22, 2006
 
osteoporosis is not a new disease nor did pharmaceutical companies create it, they are just cashing in on it,as are book sellers.
thinning of the bones is natural, it comes with age but osteoporosis is an accelerated loss of bone which breaks easily if you dont believe that then ask yourself why dont ALL elderly people break bones
Scared by big Pharm

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#22
Nov 22, 2006
 
Well I am sure that SOME people have accelerated thinning, but not to the scale that the drug makers want us to think. They will tell people (I KNOW this from experience) IF you don't take this drug you will break a hip, end up in a nursing home and die! How many elderly do you know that have had this happen? The numbers are small, but they want us to think it is a HUGE problem. Sorry, I don't buy that.
Also, the whole Dowangers Hump scare...again, how many little old ladies do you see with that? It is a rare occurance. Another scare tactic. You are right..bone thinning is a natural part of aging.
I was just reading about a study of FOSAMAX drugs and how they alter your white blood count---creating immune system issues....sorry, not worth that comprimise either.
This is just a bad drug....problem or no promblem
Good Luck.
Myth

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#23
Nov 22, 2006
 
I am not advocating the use of pharmaceutical drugs and yes I agree they are scare mongering in order to sell their drugs and I dont have the statistics on just how many people break a hip, if you are to believe statistics at all.I am acutely aware of the dowagers hump and see it often ,how rare is it?...who knows....but there is no denying that osteoporosis exists.
Dr Steven Zabronsky

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#24
Nov 28, 2006
 
Scared by big pharm, I agree with most of what you say, which is why I became a chiropractor. But they've been drug pushers since well before 2000. It is sickening when you read about the side effects of many drugs, which could be replaced by proper supplementation and exercise, for greater efficacy. If you look at the statistics, the right supplements and exercise will yield greater increase in bone mass than the drugs, by far. Not to mention the higher quality bone that is formed.
http://www.naturalwomanshealth.com/Osteoporos...
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#25
Nov 28, 2006
 
Thank you Dr. Z. I certainly don't know all when it comes to Drs./Big Pharm, but from my own experience it is very scary how ill-informed some drs. are about these "wonder" drugs.
Glossy flyers and free lunches should not dictate our medical practices....research should.
And I agree 100% about better overall health habits. Too many people now want drs. via the use of pills to fix years worth of bad choices...food, lack of exercise, smoking, etc...
of course some people practice good nutrition and still suffer...i myself am a migrainer. but gave up the triptan drugs as was getting rebound headaches...felt like i was on a roller coaster...up/down up/down...and the side effects from long term use scard me.
It was pretty un-nerving when my MD said she wondered what shape my heart would be in when I was 60 after using Imitrex for years. Nice....
Got off that...now I suffer through the headaches and hope that as mine seem to be hormone related they will eventually taper off..
md a

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#26
Oct 26, 2007
 
rose kirschbaum wrote:
I have used Actonel for two years. I read that Actonel disn't reduce the risk of hip fractures, which I think is my worst threat. Should I return to Fosamax?
Actonel significantly reduces hip fractures - refer to the REAL study with 33000 patients Actonel vs Fosamax in hip fractures
3 times as many hip fractures in the fosamax patients!
Scootch

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#27
Dec 11, 2007
 
There's a new one to add to the mix, a once-a-year osteoporosis injection. I'm going to play Switzerland and remain neutral while simply providing the information.

http://blog.spine-health.com/index.php/archiv...
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#28
Apr 7, 2008
 
ya
asghar wrote:
hi i am seyed ali asghar sefidgar from babol
im have a fungal scar in my legs for over 38 years but i cant heal the scar
after 36 years -(2 years ago) my legs become worser by osteoporosis -
osteoporosis caused my fungal scar became larger by intercours ,what should i do -
point: im an impotence man
but my desire is in upper limit
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Apr 7, 2008
 
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Apr 7, 2008
 
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#31
Apr 9, 2008
 
It's ALL poision. Why would you risk taking ANY of this stuff. The 1/2 life of these drugs is too long so the poision continues to do it's dirty work even after you stop taking it.
REPEAT AFTER ME: "There is no magic CURE for thinning bones. We need to continue to improve our diet, exercise patterns and take the right supplements to help combact bone issues..drugs made from poisions are NOT the answer. THERE IS NO MAGIC CURE. THERE IS NO MAGIC CURE"
We need to remember that not everything can be CURED....Taking something because, well it's all we have is not smart. If all we had was amputation would you be cutting limbs off?
Why take dangerous drugs??? Oh because slick glossy advertisements have brainwashed you into thinking there is a cure for everything thanks to our "friends" at BIG PHARMA. This is simply not true.
Just say NO. More and more studies are showing that diet, exercise and vitamin D supplements taken along with Calcium and Magnesium can work towards keeping our bone density at the proper levels....mind you, not levels of a 16 year old (which is what the bone density machines compare us to ...so we all fail) remember losing bone density IS part of nature...our bodies are supposed to do this as we age. We can't and shouldn't STOP this...but yes we can try to make the loss slightly less severe.
New studies are showing that these bone drugs are killing off the healthy bone...causing bones to acutally become "inflamed" thereby making them "look thicker" on bone density tests. Women are now getting severe bone fractures from just a slight jar or tap..thanks to these drugs!
Say to your Dr...I'll take it WHEN YOU DO!!!
See what they have to say to that...
Karen Davis

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#32
Apr 22, 2008
 
Well, I read a great article at www.dsib.org/osteoporosis about natural approaches to osteoporosis. I'm trying those!
RXIQ

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Mar 29, 2010
 
I personally buy pills at http://www.gomedstore.com/prescriptions/evist... - Very happy till now
Dave

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#34
Nov 25, 2011
 
Have you read about http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/ ? People who are under osteoporosis therapy through Fosamax should read this.
Alexis

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#35
Dec 2, 2011
 
Alternative methods in treating osteoporosis is always good. However Fosamax lawsuit victims will say that it may be a bit too late for them. Consult with your doctor before starting any treatment.
http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/

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#36
Dec 6, 2011
 
Fosamax has been considered a good medicine for women suffering osteoporosis due to their menopausal stage. Now, things are changing as negative Fosmax issues like http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fo... have been sprouting.
Robert Taylor

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#39
Dec 23, 2011
 
Osteoporosis is becoming more and more common especially in post menopausal women. These women are also plaintiffs in many Fosamax Lawsuits.
http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
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#40
Dec 29, 2011
 
I think this has a lot to do with drugs like Fosamax which you can read more about in http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fe... .
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#41
Jan 6, 2012
 
Osteoporosis is one of the major health problems that causes alarm in people, especially women in their menopausal stage. This fear stems from the thought that they might already have the disease before they know it. In fact, some women opt to undergo an osteoporosis screening despite its being unnecessary. Medicines can also help, such as the use of biphosphonates, of which Fosamax is an example. Fosamax has been linked to the abrupt increase of people experiencing femur fractures. And this Fosamax issue resulted to studies devoted to explaining these femur fractures. Read more at http://fosamaxfemurfracture.multiply.com/jour... .

Learn more about its side effects by visiting this link - http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/si...

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