Wednesday May 15, 2024


Doctors Lisa and Sara talk to Dr Saadat Ahmed, ST5 in Geriatrics for a deep dive into Osteoporosis. We cover what it is, why it matters, what the risks factors are, who and how to assess for it, and what to do with results from FRAX and DXA scans. After a discussion on lifestyle options to help improve bone health, we ask advice on counselling patients around the pros and cons of taking Bisphosphonates including his advice on talking about the rarer side effects.

We talk through a case and ask advice on how to reassess bone health after these initial conversations, and medications might have been started, including when to consider drug holidays.

Lots of excellent CPD here we feel. Enjoy and please share with any interested clinicians/trainees as you see fit.


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