Dr. Avnish Jolly:Fosamax is in the same chemical class (phosphonate) as the cleaners used to remove soap scum from our bath tub. This is a metabolic poison that actually kills your osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are cells that break down your bone so your osteoblasts can rebuild them.
Because bone is a dynamic structure that requires the removal of unhealthy bone and replacement with new bone to stay strong. Fosamax does not build any new bone and also do not works for rejuvenation. It only kills the cells that break bone down, so your bone is not undergoing its natural regenerative process. It’s tragic that drugs like Fosamax are allowed to continue being touted as the answer to osteoporosis, when it has so many detrimental side effects.
Osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50, largely because many are clueless about what they can do to prevent this common problem. Breakdown and rebuilding of bone are interconnected processes involved in the normal rejuvenation of bone. In osteoporosis, the net rate of bone breakdown exceeds the rate of bone formation, which results in a decrease in bone mass. It is quite clear that if you kill your osteoclasts your bone will get denser. However, what they don’t tell you is that eventually your bone actually becomes weaker even though it is denser.
Women who have used Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop atrial fibrillation (quivering of your heart’s upper chambers), which is the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat. Fosamax is the most widely used drug treatment for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. The FDA approved the first generic version (called alendronate) in February. The drug was associated with an 86 percent higher risk of atrial fibrillation compared with never having used the drug. Atrial fibrillation can cause palpitations, fainting, fatigue, or congestive heart failure. They can also lead to embolic strokes.
The fact that is it nearly doubles the risk of developing atrial fibrillation was, according to the researchers, a “completely unexpected and previously unrecognized adverse effect” of the drug. But many other adverse effects have already been discovered, including:
• Increased risk of ulcers
• Liver damage
• Gastric and esophageal inflammation
• Renal failure
• Skin reactions
• Hypocalcemia (calcium in your blood is too low)
• Osteonecrosis (jaw bone detriotion)
• Serious eye inflammations and possible blindness
In this situation how to overcome this problem in daily life and Strengthen Bones safely with natural care is important. The simple tips given below can help to maintain or increase bone strength safely and naturally, without the use of drugs:
• Avoid soda and sugar, which can increase bone damage by depleting bones of calcium.
• Low bone density can increase consumption of vegetables and calcium-rich diet with special consideration to vitamin D & K under the supervision of doctor.
• Exercise daily.