Abaloparartide vs. Forteo…Who Wins? Hopefully women, more specifically women with osteoporosis, there are about 8 million of them in this country. These cool drugs do not just prevent osteoporosis but they are truly bone building drugs. Not just drugs/Medications which slow osteoporosis they actually help build new bone tissue. Many women are reluctant to take the present generation of osteoporosis medication because of rare but horrifying side effects. Forteo is already out and available to the public but it is expensive, however it does not have the side effects of the present generation of medications for osteoporosis. Abaloparatide is a promising new medication, looks promising according to the clinical trials conducted by Radius. With Abaloparatide weak spots/holes in the bone fill in faster than with Forteo. The most important point is that there will be more choices for women facing osteoporosis then there are now, hopefully more effective and with less serious side effects.
Dementia is a generic term used for a group of symptoms memory loss, a decline in cognitive status, impaired ability to reason. There are many different types of dementia–Alzheimer’s is just one of them, the most common type of dementia, it accounts for about 70% of dementias. This explains why the two terms are used interchangeably. Vascular dementia or multi-infarct dementia is the 2nd most common of the dementias. There is also Parkinsonian dementia, dementia related to excess alcohol or Creuzfeldt-Jacob disease. There are also many dementias which are reversible such as hydrocephalus, brain tumors, medication side effects, and thyroid problems.
Alzheimer’s is the most common and it is a progressive chronic dementia. There are some medications which can slow the rate of the progression of the disease but it is not curable.