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