Over 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Another 43 million have low bone density (1). These silent killers can wreak havoc on your bones. And the worst part: they can go undetected for months or years—all without a single symptom.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak, raising the danger of fractures and breaks (3).When fractures occur, normal daily activities become more difficult. Carrying grocery bags, doing laundry, and picking up your grandkids become nearly impossible to do on your own.
If you do have osteoporosis, your doctor may prescribe you medication to help strengthen your bones. But osteoporosis medications can come with tough side effects.
In this article, we’ll discuss the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis medications, their side effects, and provide a safe, natural treatment you can opt for instead.