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[Osteoporosis treatment by gynecologist].

Authors
  • Mizunuma, Hideki
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2003
Volume
61
Issue
2
Pages
268–273
Identifiers
PMID: 12638220
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Postmenopausal bone loss is accelerated since women experience menstrual irregularity. Postmenopausal women lose their bone mineral density by 20 to 25% during 10 years after menopause, therefore early detection of risks for postmenopausal osteoporosis is mandatory for prevention of the disease. Because estrogen deficiency is the primary cause of postmenopausal bone loss, hormone replacement therapy can be a reasonable choice for the first treatment of osteoporosis. However, to those who have contraindications against estrogen or who complain severe estrogen-related symptoms, other medication using SERM and bisphosphonate should be considered.

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