The Holy Grail of Osteoporosis is growing new bone matrix, which makes the bones more fracture resistant as well as more dense.
Currently the most prescribed medical treatment for low bone density is the administration of a class of drugs called Biphosphonates. They do not grow new bone matrix. What they do is slow down bone re-absorption. While these have their own long list of side effects (see below), they do increase bone density, but not its tensile strength. This has led to increased bone fragility, which is essentially what they are trying to correct. This is detailed in a new study from Imperial College, London.
This recent research shows that medication which just builds bone density (but not bone matrix) won’t protect you from fractures, as the bone formed can be brittle. The study was led by Imperial College London (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/202974/hip-fracture-risk-linked-nanoscale-bone/) also highlighted a ‘preventative treatment gap’ in patients prone to bone fractures who are otherwise healthy.
The researchers say the bones of patients treated with Bisphosphonates for between 1-13 years may have fractured because the tissue was too inflexible and could not absorb energy during a bump or fall – and that this highlights the importance of flexibility in the collagen and minerals of bone, and not just bone mineral density.
Bisphosphonates cannot cause new bone matrix to be formed, which would be the ideal solution to the osteoporosis problem.
In addition, there is a specific regime for taking bisphosphonates, which patients may not find convenient.
Always take bisphosphonates on an empty stomach with a full glass of water. Stand or sit upright for 30 minutes after taking them. You’ll also need to wait between 30 minutes and 2 hours before eating food or drinking any other fluids.
Bisphosphonates usually take 6 to 12 months to work, and you may need to take them for 5 years or longer.
You may also be prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements to take at a different time to the bisphosphonate.
The main side effects associated with bisphosphonates include:
The particular way in which Bisphosphonates need to be taken, along with side effects mean that compliance and persistence in taking this type of medication is an issue for a large percentage of patients. About 70% of patients discontinue oral Bisphosphonates after 24 months.
While making bones more dense, Biphosphonates also paradoxically make bone brittle, and so more likely to fracture, a bit like glass. New bone matrix makes bones stronger and more flexible and less likely to fracture, which is what everyone is looking for.
So taking Bisphosphonates can actually increase the brittleness of bones, and make fractures more likely, not less likely.
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