6 Updates on Osteoporosis Treatment

Leo Robert

Brief summaries in this slide show highlight the latest ACP drug recommendations for both osteoporosis and low bone density.

American College of Physicians recommendations on treatment of low bone density and osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women have been updated in a recently released guideline.The new guideline examines the benefits and risks of short- and long-term drug treatments, including pharmaceutical prescriptions, calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen.An estimated 54 million adults in the United States have osteoporosis or low bone density and about half of Americans older than age 50 years are at risk for osteoporotic fracture, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, which endorsed the guideline.Click on the slides above for brief summaries of the latest recommendations for osteoporosis and low bone density treatment. SOURCESTreatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicianshttp://annals.org/aim/article/2625385/treatment-low-bone-density-osteoporosis-prevent-fractures-men-women-clinical AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Treating Osteoporosishttp://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170511acposteoguide.html