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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may consist of oestrogens alone or in combination with progestin. HRT slows bone turnover and increases bone mineral density (BMD) at all skeletal sites in early and late postmenopausal women [1, 2]. Read more
Bisphosphonates (BP) are potent inhibitors of bone resorption that inhibit the activity of osteoclasts. All approved bisphosphonates have been shown to reduce vertebral fracture risk and increase BMD, whereas some have demonstrated reductions in non-vertebral and hip fracture risk as well. Read more
A number of effective medications are approved for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. These medications must be tailored to a person's specific needs and used in conjunction with recommended lifestyle changes. Available medications used to treat osteoporosis include: Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Inclusion of national or regional guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement.  Please note that the listing may not be up to date, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.Access our list of guideline references. Where available, a link to the full... Read more
Bisphosphonates are the most common drug therapy for osteoporotic fracture prevention, prescribed to millions of people around the world. Recently, concern among doctors and patients has arisen due to media reports citing a possible association between unusual (atypical) fractures following the use of bisphosphonates and certain medications. Read more
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) website lists osteoporosis guidelines from around the world. Please note that the listing may not be up to date, inclusion of guidelines in this listing does not imply endorsement, and there may be multiple guidelines from any one country or region.  Read more

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