new Canadian guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis
Experts will follow the new Canadian guidelines for postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men in Canada have osteoporosis. The primary goals for osteoporosis are fracture risk assessment and fracture prevention.
Calcium and vitamin D should be recommended for all patients at risk for osteoporosis. Suggest 1000 mg of elemental calcium and 800 IU vitamin D per day.