#18: This Medication Causes Bone Loss and Osteoporosis - Prednisone Pharmacist w/BoneCoach™

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In this interview with Prednisone Pharmacist, Dr. Megan Milne, we discuss the #1 medication contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis, the short and long-term implications of use, how it works against you, and what you can do about it for the long-term health of your skeleton.

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Episode Timeline
3:14: How did you become the Prednisone Pharmacist?
7:53: What surprised you the most about taking prednisone?
8:10: Prednisone side effects
9:19: When you found out that you had to take prednisone long-term, what were you worried about?
13:00: How does prednisone cause bone loss and osteoporosis?
19:38: What do the doctors who prescribe prednisone recommend?
21:00: Risks vs. Benefits
24:14: What have you found out about prednisone that they didn’t teach you in pharmacy school? (Myths)
25:33: Bone loss happens quickly
26:56: Vertebral (spine) fractures are the most common
28:35: Drug-induced nutrient depletion is more than just calcium
32:32: Is it possible to ever taper off of Prednisone through improvement in diet and lifestyle?
33:21: Where can people find you?
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Resources Mentioned
**Show notes @ https://bonecoach.com/osteoporosis-prednisone-pharmacist
The Prednisone Checklist: Are you making the top 7 prednisone mistakes?
Get access to Dr. Megan’s 25+ tips to feel well even while taking prednisone + articles and videos about prednisone at Prednisonepharmacist.com
Youtube version of this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqnZwNGm1nE
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