Hey Doc Series/ Osteoporosis, An Affliction for Both Men and Women:The Truth

February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Hey Doc|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hey Doc… I am a 55 year old woman and recently had a bone density exam. My doctor told me I have osteopenia, and prescribed Fosamax. I read the potential side effects and I am concerned. Are there any alternatives?                                                                                                         -R.J. in Rancho Mirage- Dear R.J., You have many reasons to be concerned. First of all, osteopenia is actually a normal finding and does not require treatment. They are comparing your bone density to that of a 24 year old woman. Interestingly, a “normal” bone density in a middle-aged woman commonly indicates estrogen dominance and is associated with a [...]