This episode focuses on osteoporosis with guest speaker Dr Saadat Ahmed, specialist in geriatrics. Drs Lisa and Sarah talk to Dr Saadat about what osteoporosis is, what the risks factors are, who and how to assess for it, and what to do with the results from Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) and bone density (DEXA) scans.

After a discussion on lifestyle options to help improve bone health, they also cover information on counselling patients around the pros and cons of taking Bisphosphonates, including Dr Saadat’s advice on the rarer side effects.

They go on to discuss a case and provide advice on how to reassess bone health after initial conversations and medications may have already started, including when to consider drug holidays.

Listen to the podcast episode at https://pckb.org/e/osteoporosis/

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