Osteoporosis Treatment


Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Osteoporosis treatment may involve medication along with lifestyle change. A Mayo Clinic specialist answers some of the most common questions about osteoporosis treatment.

Calcitonin (Fortical® and Miacalcin®), estrogen and hormone therapies, and estrogen agonists/antagonists (Evista®) are only approved for women. Some bisphosphonates (Actonel® , Atelvia®, Fosamax® and Reclast®), denosumab (Prolia®) and teriparatide (Forteo®) are approved for both men and women.


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