Osteoporosis is a common disease that can result in bone fractures. Through screening, risk assessment, and pharmacologic treatment, fractures can be prevented. DEXA scans should be used for screening starting at age 65 for most women. Biphosphonates are the first line therapy for patients found to be high risk patients and should be used for most postmenopausal patients
Pharmacotherapy: Work-up and Candidates for Treatment
Note: If unable to tolerate pharmacologic therapy, patient should consume the recommended daily allowance of calcium and vitamin D, ideally through diet although supplementation acceptable
ACOG Clinical Practice Guideline 2: Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
FRAX® Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
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