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Specific drugs

Sep 12th 2013 at 11:28 PM

The specific drugs facing the disease, doctors usually add supplementation medicines that act directly on bone. They fall into two classes: those that block the cells that break down bone and those who instigate their forming units.

There are from tablets daily to annual injections. Bone densitometry is the examination hitting the hammer on the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

"He used to be asked to women during menopause and men in their 65 or 70 years," says rheumatologist, Federal University of São Paulo.

Of course, the presence of symptoms or risk factors, it should come into play sooner.

By means of X-rays, the device  measures the density of bones, usually in the spine and femur.

"We also use it to monitor the treatment," says Vera. Both men and osteoporosis though evil brittle bone is more common among women, he does not spare the male wing.

"The bone loss is slower in men, but can be accelerated by a deficit in testosterone levels," says Evelyn Goldenberg. Incidentally, do not think that males are much more resistant to the effects of osteoporosis. "When you break your hip, they die more often than women," says the doctor.

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