According to several studies, osteoporosis is one of the main reasons for bone fractures around the world. Around 53 million people in the United States are suffering from osteoporosis. It is a bone condition that affects people of all ages. Some recent studies are showing that women are more likely to be affected by osteoporosis than men.
This bone condition occurs when the old bones are not reabsorbed properly and are balanced improperly with the new bone formation. Osteoporosis symptoms include receding gums, weak and brittle nails, and weakened grip strength. Severe back pain is also observed in people suffering from osteoporosis.
The most common medications that doctors prescribe for the treatment of osteoporosis are bisphosphonates. Alendronate, risedronate, ibandronate, and zoledronic acid are some of the bisphosphonates used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Hormone therapy is also a treatment method that is used for preventing osteoporosis. Studies found that estrogen is very effective in preventing and treating osteoporosis. However, there are several side effects of hormone therapy. It is usually recommended to use low doses of hormones for a short period of time for the treatment.
Some hormone-like medications such as Raloxifene and Denosumab are also very effective in reducing the risk of osteoporosis in both men and women. These medications are usually given to patients who cannot take bisphosphonates due to health problems, such as reduced kidney function.
Another common medication is Teriparatide, which is mainly used for treating osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women with low bone density. Teriparatide will effectively treat osteoporosis and helps to rebuild the bone. The newest addition to the osteoporosis medication is Abaloparatide, which also has the ability to rebuild bone.
Osteoporosis will cause severe pain in the affected person. Doctors will prescribe pain relief medications to reduce the pain from the condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen are the most commonly prescribed pain-relief medication.
CBD For Osteoporosis
Several studies are showing that CBD could be effective in the treatment of osteoporosis. CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system in the body is effective in reducing pain and inflammation and also promotes bone growth.
The endocannabinoid system has a significant role to play in bone metabolism. The interaction of CBD with the endocannabinoid system will encourage bone growth and also slow down its degeneration. CBD can increase the regeneration rate of the new bone tissue by the stimulation of CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.