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Antiresorptive medications for osteoporosis preserve the bone you have. They slow down the Osteoclast cells that eat away bone. They slow down “Osteoclasts Gone Wild”. This markedly slows down bone loss. They also slow down bone turnover. Slower bone turnover allows more Calcium to accumulate in the bone that you have. This can increase the Bone Mineral Density seen on DXA.
Osteoclasts are the cells that eat away bone. Osteoclasts are normally kept under control by Estrogen in women and Testosterone in men. Women suddenly lose Estrogen at Menopause. Men gradually lose Testosterone over time. Osteoclasts are like misbehaving teenagers. Once the control is lost, it is “Osteoclasts Gone Wild”.
Antiresorptives are the most common and best known Osteoporosis medications. Antiresorptives slow down the Osteoclasts. They target the Osteoclasts and prevent them from eating away (resorbing) the bone. They come in several varieties.
If Calcium and Vitamin D and Multiple Vitamins are not enough to treat your Osteoporosis, you will need to take a specific Osteoporosis Medication. It is very important to take the Right Medication for Your Osteoporosis. No medication is the best all the time, even for one person.