Fosteum, classed as a “medical food” by the FDA, is often used to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis. This prescription product contains genistein (a natural plant estrogen from soybeans), Vitamin D, and Zinc.
So, you just got home from the doctor with your DEXA bone density results in hand. You were told you have osteoporosis. Should you start taking medication? Are there things you can do without medication? What information can you trust?
The National Women’s Health Network believes women have a right to know the potential benefits and risks of osteoporosis treatment, so we took a firsthand look at the evidence. We’ve compiled a quick fact sheet about the drug so you can get the unbiased truth.
Women continue to experience gaps in healthcare access for a variety of issues, and we advocate for changes in the healthcare system that would remedy this. Bisphosphonate use, however, is one time when less really is more.