same age and body size. During the study injectable drugs were used to ensure the patients took the medicine. But there was also a study done using oral medication. Both drugs were equally effective in increasing bone mineral density of vertebral spine and hip. Intravenous pamidronate was found to be an effective remedy in treatment of primary osteoporosis in Pakistan. Most of the patients that followed the treatment in the study had improved bone mineral density with very few side effects. Discuss Social Issues Associated with the Disease and/or Treatment of the Disease There is a personal impact on millions of people around the world, but fractures cause by osteoporosis represent a major and growing socioeconomic burden. Those dealing with osteoporosis have large costs for medical, hospital, and surgical care. Some may have to enter the nursing home which results in more money being spent. Not to mention those that still are working and may have to miss a substantial amount of days from work.
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