ID 111572
Title Alternative
Osteoporosis : from pathophysiology to therapeutic approach
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Keywords
osteoporosis
pathophysiology
bisphosphonate
active vitamin D
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Osteoporosis is defined as a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Men as well as women are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated. In Japan, around 13 milion people already have osteoporosis or are high risk due to low bone mass. Hip and spine fractures are linked with increased mortality, and all fractures may lead to disability and reduced quality of life. Antiresorptive agents for osteoporosis are a cornerstone of therapy, and anabolic drugs have recently increased our options. Treatment of osteoporosis most commonly involves lifestyle changes and medications and aims to maximise bone density and reduce the risk of bone fracture.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
74
Issue
1-2
Start Page
21
End Page
28
Sort Key
21
Published Date
2018-04-25
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language
jpn
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departments
Medical Sciences