Continue your treatment

Performing osteoporosis treatment as recommended by a specialist will protect you against fractures and allow you to stay active and independent. There are a number of effective treatment options available, but these options can only work if used as recommended by your doctor. People with osteoporosis often find taking medication challenging. As a result, almost half of people stop their treatment after one course of treatment.

Why should you continue your treatment? Compared to people who adhere to their osteoporosis treatment, people who do not adhere enough: less increase in bone mineral density (bone resistance due to calcium content) increased bone resorption (bone breakdown by cells known as osteoclasts) Risk More Fractures Eight Tips for Continuing Treatment Think of ways to take your medication (for example, the first thing you do in the morning, before breakfast) to minimize its effects on your daily life. If you regularly take pills for your osteoporosis, try to get your treatment at the same time every day, every week or every month. Use a diary to remind yourself to use your medications and collect your prescriptions, or put the reminders where you will see them regularly. Keep notes of what you learned from the process, and keep it in mind. Be prepared and plan for changes in your daily routine to make it less difficult for you to take medication on holidays or special events. Ask your family and friends to support you in continuing your treatment. Tell them about your medicine and explain why it is important for you to prevent bone fractures. Talk to your specialist about the problems you are experiencing. They can advise you on the management of osteoporosis medication and may suggest other treatment options. Contact your local caregiver. They can support you and introduce you to other people who are in a similar situation.