Can Osteoporosis Be Prevented?

Published Online: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Follow Pharmacy_Times:
In this video, Aurelia Nattiv, MD, of the UCLA Medical Center, answers a patient’s question about whether osteoporosis can be prevented despite a family history of the disease. She recommends ensuring patients get adequate calcium and vitamin D and engage in weight-bearing exercise to increase bone health. Patients should also consult their physician to ascertain their risk level and to determine whether bone density testing is needed, she added.

Related Articles
Taking more nutritional supplements than needed may increase a patient’s risk of cancer.
Controlling seizures is critical for patients with epilepsy, but side effects of antiepileptic drugs are another tremendous concern.
Many children with food allergies develop micronutrient deficiencies.
US District Judge Lee Yeakel has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and a Texas compounding pharmacy.
Latest Issues
  • photo
    Pharmacy Times
    photo
    Health-System Edition
    photo
    Directions in Pharmacy
    photo
    OTC Guide
    photo
    Generic Supplements
  • photo
    Pharmacy Careers
    photo
    Specialty Pharmacy Times
    photo
    Generic
$auto_registration$