Finding an Alternative Osteoporosis Medication

Bisphosphonates have become a first-line defense. But when they arent well tolerated, doctors are turning to the drug denosumab.

Bones are known as the framework of the endoskeleton, which support and protect the various organs of the body. Alive and constantly growing, the bone houses the bone marrow where red and white blood cells are produced. Your bone also stores minerals including more than 95 percent of the bodys calcium, and provides the structure that protects internal organs and attachments for tendons, ligaments and muscles. With such a repertoire, its not surprising that keeping bones healthy is one of the first steps to preventing fractures.
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