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Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: An Update

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What To Discuss With Your Patients

  • The serious health consequences associated with LBD and fracture
  • The potential benefits and adverse effects associated with LBD treatment options
  • The specific instructions for how to take certain medicines such as bisphosphonates and the impact this might have on the patient's lifestyle
  • The importance of adherence and how that affects reduction of fracture risk
  • Risk factors for LBD and fracture including conditions and medications in the elderly that might predispose them to falls
  • Approaches to avoiding falls such as addressing hazards in the home, wearing appropriate footwear, and installing night lights
  • The specific side effects the patient might encounter and when the patient should inform you should these occur
  • Patient values and preferences regarding treatment options