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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : January 2005
Are you treating patients at risk of osteoporosis? Most people don’t know if they are at risk of developing osteoporosis Recent studies suggest that the incidence of osteoporosis in Australia will increase by nearly 60% over the next two decades.1 Just who is at risk? Many of your patients may be unaware of their risk of osteoporosis. Some of the risk factors are: NUTRITION • Inadequate dietary calcium & vitamin D1-3 • Excessive dietary salt, protein, caffeine or alcohol1,2 • Eating disorders HORMONE ACTIVITY • Periods of amenorrhoea1 • Early or surgically induced menopause1 • HRT not taken after menopause where appropriate2 • Low testosterone levels in men1,2 EXERCISE • Lack of regular weight bearing exercise1 • Sedentary lifestyle or prolonged bed-rest1 HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE • Smoking1,2 • Family history of osteoporosis1 • Some chronic diseases & drug treatments1 How Caltrate can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. One of the things you can do to help patients at risk of osteoporosis is to make sure they have adequate dietary calcium. Caltrate is an ideal daily calcium supplement. Each tablet provides 600mg of elemental calcium, equivalent to 60-75% of the calcium Recommended Dietary Intake4 lactose and gluten free. – plus it’s Available on PBS restricted benefit For full active ingredients see the labels Assists in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Pty Ltd 17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 Ph: (02) 9762 6100. Fax: (02) 9023 0010. Toll Free: 1800 283 195. www.wyethconsumer.com.au 1. The Burden of Brittle Bones: Costing Osteoporosis in Australia prepared for Osteoporosis Australia by Access Economics September 2001. 2. Osteoporosis Australia. http://www.osteoporosis.org.au, accessed 12 November 2004. 3. National Health and Medical Research Council. Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults. Commonwealth of Australia 2003. 4. National Health and Medical Research Council. Recommended Dietary Intakes for Use in Australia. AGPS Canberra, 1991. McNABB WL7069