Bone Loss Topic Guide

Bone Loss Bone Loss: Bone loss occurs when bone resorption exceeds bone formation. Factors that may affect bone loss include diet, age, menopause, smoking, not exercising, and medications such as corticosteroids. Bone loss may be prevented by eating a high-calcium, high-vitamin D diet, exercising, not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, and taking medications to prevent osteoporosis.

Bone Loss Topic Guide - Visuals

Bone Loss Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ibandronate Ibandronate

Ibandronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

teriparatide Teriparatide

Teriparatide is a man-made form of parathyroid hormone that exists naturally in the body. Teriparatide increases bone mineral density and bone strength, whic...learn more »

zoledronic acid Zoledronic Acid

Zoledronic acid (sometimes called zoledronate) is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can ...learn more »

risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

Raloxifene affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue...learn more »

alendronate Alendronate

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone Conjugated Estrogens And Medroxyprogesterone

Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body. Conjugated estrogens are a mixture of estro...learn more »

estropipate Estropipate

Estropipate is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »

esterified estrogens Esterified Estrogens

Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »

estradiol transdermal Estradiol Transdermal

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »