How Well Do Medicines Like Fosamax Work to Treat Osteoporosis?
Doctors and patients alike vastly overestimate the power of bisphosphonate drugs, such as Fosamax, to prevent fractures. Most people say they wouldn’t be willing to take many of the most commonly prescribed drugs if they knew how little benefit they actually offered.
I recently gave a webinar on osteoporosis, and you can watch the whole recording now ( ). My previous videos on osteoporosis are also available, so check out Fall Prevention Is the Most Important Thing for Preventing Osteoporosis Bone Fractures ( ) and Acid Reflux Medicine May Cause Osteoporosis ( ).
What about calcium supplements? See my videos Are Calcium Supplements Safe? ( ) and Are Calcium Supplements Effective? ( ).
What about drinking milk? See my video Is Milk Good for Our Bones? ( ).
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