Bone Loss Due To Alcoholism May Be Reclaimed By Abstinence From Alcohol Plus Physical Exercise

Sep 18, 2012 Full story: MediLexicon

Osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density , is defined by an absolute decrease in total bone mass, caused mostly by an imbalance between osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation.

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#1 Oct 11, 2012
Some studies suggest that alcohol decreases estrogen and can lead to irregular periods. As estrogen declines, bone remodelling slows and leads to bone loss. If you’re in the menopausal years, this adds to the bone loss that’s naturally occurring. However, the public may need to be aware that when patients take Fosamax, which is used to treat bone loss, they are risking the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw. This uncomfortable disease causes severe pain that result from the jawbone tissue dying. You should seek medical attention right away if you start to notice this. Those who have suffered from these serious side effects caused by Fosamax have filed personal injury lawsuits. You may also refer at for more information.

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