ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Effective Bone Loss Treatment

Updated on June 7, 2010

Bones seem to be like lifeless hard structures. However, they are living tissues like the muscles. They respond to healthy diet and exercise to become stronger. They are also a storehouse of minerals that supply minerals for our body requirements, especially calcium. Old bone is constantly broken down by the body to form new bone. Each time this happens there is a net loss of bone. This will cause low bone density, weakness of the bone and eventually cause osteoporosis. 

Weak and porous bones are likely to break. Osteoporosis affects millions of people in the world. Most often it will progress without showing any symptoms and break, causing fractures. Fractures are common in the spine, hip and wrist. Though this cannot be cured completely, it can be prevented by taking necessary precautions and bone loss treatment

Bone loss can be prevented by eating a diet with high calcium content which can be found in foods like low fat dairy products, dark leafy vegetables, salmons and sardines with bones, tofu and almonds etc. Eat foods that contain high amount of Vitamin D, do regular exercise by having a good workout routine, stop smoking if you are a smoker and limit your alcohol intakes. 

Some of the most effective medications for post and perimenopausal women, men with osteoporosis and men & women who take prednisone are listed below. You may however need to consult your doctor to see if these are appropriate for your use. Actonel, a bisphosphonate, reduces the activity of cells that cause bone loss. People treated with this have recorded increase in their bone density. It also reduced the risk of spinal fractures. Fosamax, a bisphosphonate, also reduces bone loss, especially for postmenopausal women. It also increases the bone density in the hip and spine as well. Fosamax also reduces the risk of spine fractures. 

Both Actonel and Fosamax are taken once a week sometimes can be taken daily too. When you wake up in the morning, have it with about 6-8 ounces of water. Drinking juice or coffee can decrease its effect. Once you take the medication you must be careful not to lie down for at least an hour. After one hour you can have your usual food. This is to prevent symptoms of esophageal irritations. Most people do not have any side effects when taking one of these. But some of them may have side effects like indigestion, abdominal discomfort or heartburn. In case you have any such problems you can consult your doctor before taking one of these. 


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Mel Lifshitz 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this very informative hub.

    • profile image

      Fosamax Recall 6 years ago

      @paul chang

      I agree. One should point out that Fosamax is not that advisable. It's better to go the natural way in treating osteoporosis. Over the counter drugs like bisphosphonates aka Fosamax can do more harm than good.

    • profile image

      Fosamax Fractures 7 years ago

      Kindly mentioned the list of long term side effects of Fosamax in your next hub. Would really appreciate it. Thanks.

    • profile image

      Fosamax Recall 7 years ago

      Since you mentioned in your post that Fosamax reduces bone loss, I'm quite curious if you are already aware of the non-forewarned side effects of this drug like Femur Fractures and ONJ?

    • profile image

      Fosamax Femur Lawyer 7 years ago

      Nice hub'!

      Is their any alternatives instead of using those Actonel and Fosamax? Cause I think they are many problems raised by many people for those medicines.


      Paul Chang


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)