Sometimes as much as 5 to 15 centimeters and that can, for example, if you want to get something out of a cupboard very annoying. ”
What happens after such a measurement?
“If you get diagnosed with osteoporosis, we start treatment immediately. The standard treatment for osteoporosis consists of a drug and a calcium and vitamin D supplement and lasts five years. Effectiveness of osteoporosis drugs is in fact mainly studied for a period of five years . Efficacy after five years are less established. http://www.reviewlization.com/
It’s quite hard to five years to take medicines. Most of the patients experienced very few side effects, but still a lot of research is apparent from that half of the patients has been stopped after one year. And if you do not take drugs, they do not work. ”
How to keep patients motivated then?
“That’s a big problem. That is why we now pay much more attention to ‘follow up’. The osteoporosis nurse can play a role. In many hospitals are nurses who have extra time for the patient. In general you will find them too, but called the practice nurse.
Another way to motivate patients to repeat bone measurement after two years Then patients can see whether the amount of bone increases. But that’s difficult, because in two years you really do not build as much bone.