So, recently a few older friends of mine have asked what’s going with me and my myeloma, and whether I am still on drugs!
Luckily, the answer is that not an awful lot is happening with my myeloma. 425 more words
Bisphosphonates are drugs very similar to pyrophosphate (a normal substance found in bone). They are used to lessen symptoms and complications due to the spread of cancer to the bones, and to prevent and treat fragile bones in osteoporosis (a conditon where tiny holes in the bones makes them brittle). 703 more words
Osteoporosis is marked by loss of bone tissue and low bone mass leading to major physiological changes rendering it porous and brittle. It is a major health concern in developed countries, affecting 30% of women especially during postmenopausal age and 20% of men worldwide. 348 more words
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by bone loss, which leads to impaired bone strength and an increased risk of fractures. Two million fractures are attributed to osteoporosis annually in the United States and they are associated with serious morbidity and mortality. 124 more words