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Do I Need Bone Meds?

Bottom Line Health—May 12, 2017

Emily Margaret Stein, MD, MS, endocrinologist at HSS is featured on Bottom Line Health's Q&A. Dr. Stein answered the question "Do I need bone meds?" to a person who was recommended medication for osteopenia.

"A diagnosis of osteopenia means your bone density is low but not as low as the more severe diagnosis of osteoporosis," said Dr. Stein.

She added, "while low bone density is one reason to recommend medications that preserve bone, it is critical to ask your physician why the treatment is recommended."

Dr. Stein advised that osteoporosis medications such as alendronate can cause side effects and to talk to your doctor if the side effects outweighs the risk for fracture.

Read the full article at BottomLineInc.com




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