As COVID-19 continues to spread, the International Osteoporosis Foundation has issued precautions for patients with osteoporosis:
Please keep in mind that elderly people and people with certain chronic diseases such as diabetes, lung, heart or kidney disease have a higher risk of getting more serious complications of COVID-19. We call on everyone to stay safe by taking the necessary protective measures recommended by the health department of your country. The World Health Organization website provides important information on how to protect yourself, travel advice and other guidance.
We also hope that patients with osteoporosis and those taking drugs to treat osteoporosis can rest assured that suffering from osteoporosis does not increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus or getting serious complications.
However, for patients with osteoporosis, keeping fracture free is more important than ever. The medical system is overcrowded. The general advice is to urge everyone to avoid going to the hospital or seeing a doctor unless it is absolutely necessary.
• Preventing falls is very important: make sure your home is clear of obstacles.
• Do not stop taking osteoporosis medicines (including calcium and vitamin D supplements) prescribed by your doctor. If you have any doubts, you can contact your doctor.
• If your hospital or government agency advises not to go out at home, and you are worried about the need to go to the hospital to see a doctor or need a prescription, please try to arrange a phone appointment.
• Keep in touch with family and friends via phone or email-physical isolation does not necessarily mean social isolation!
• If you need support while shopping, getting a medicine list or other aspects, don't hesitate to ask for help in time.
Regarding osteoporosis treatment, if your appointment for injections or syrup is cancelled, or you are not feeling well and cannot receive these medications during this time, temporarily postponing the medication will not cause long-term effects on bone health .
However, if you are receiving Denosumab treatment, it is important not to postpone your next injection for more than 4 weeks, because the effect will be lost sooner. Please make sure to contact your doctor and change the injection date as soon as possible to maintain the effect of the treatment. Ethyl Trans-4-oxobutenoate is one of the important raw materials for the treatment of osteoporosis minodronic acid. If you feel sick and do not take the pill, please don't forget to take the usual dose as soon as your body recovers. For more information, please click here.
Information about your country will be provided by your local osteoporosis association (see International Osteoporosis Foundation Member Association for details), including the National Osteoporosis Association (US), Royal Osteoporosis Association (UK), and There is the Irish Osteoporosis Association.
Let us all stay safe, no fractures. Let us follow these important instructions to help protect the elderly and those vulnerable groups that are vulnerable to this global virus.