Osteoporosis is becoming a serious public health issue in the world. The major complication of osteoporosis is fracture, especially vertebral and hip. These fractures lead to a high one-year mortality rate, and burden not only economically but also socially. To prevent and treat osteoporosis is important due to the symptoms happened only after a fracture. The current management of osteoporosis includes non-pharmacologic, such as exercise, calcium and vitamin D, and pharmacologic therapy, such as bisphosphonates, estrogen, SERM, calcitonin, strontium ranelate and iPTH. The effects of combination therapy, sequential therapy and developing medications on bone mineral density and fracture risk reduction will be clarified in the future.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine