Bone loss ordinarily occurs as a result of age combined with a variety of nutritional, movement-related and general health issues. It is not a problem to be taken lightly, as bone loss can lead to both bone weakness and bone breakage that can seriously compromise the health of older Americans especially. Thankfully, many different drugs on the market insist that they can help to reduce or even reverse bone loss. Unfortunately, not all of these claims are true.
Approximately half of all American women over the age of 50 and 25 percent of all men in that same age group suffer serious bone loss leading to weakness and breaks. When these bones break, elderly people face a longer recovery time than younger patients simply because the rebuilding process slows as we age. A class of bone loss drugs containing zoledronic acid including Reclast and Zomera claim to stop bone loss. However, new research indicates that these drugs actually keep new bone from rebuilding and reforming at all.