Denosumab

What is the mechanism of action of Denosumab?  What are some of the major side effects?   Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody which binds to RANKL preventing RANK from interacting with it.  Some of the major side effects are hypophosphotemia, decreased appetite, fatigue, weakness, and dermatitis.

Denosumab2016-06-30T03:10:43+00:00

Osteomalacia

What are a few risk factors for the development of osteomalacia?   Inadequate vitamin D intake and little exposure to sunlight are causes of osteomalacia.

Osteomalacia2016-06-30T03:01:05+00:00

Lifestyle modifications

What are some lifestyle modifications that can be made to reduce osteoporosis risk and/or reduce its progression?   Some lifestyle modifications consist of quit smoking, stop drinking alcohol, exercising regularly, and consuming a well balanced diet.

Lifestyle modifications2016-10-24T02:10:24+00:00
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