Buy this domain.

Antidepressants Linked to Fragile Bones in Seniors | cialis online

Antidepressants Linked to Fragile Bones in Seniors

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A new Canadian study has found a correlation between the use of antidepressants and lower bone strength in elderly patients. The findings pertain to the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which includes such popular drugs as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. The results of the study, known as the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos), were published in today’s issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association.

According to researchers at McGill University in Montreal, daily intake of SSRIs may double the risk of bone fractures in individuals aged 50 and older. The group studied 5008 community-dwelling adults and followed them for five years, looking for incident fractures. Of the total cohort, 137 individuals (average age of 65) reported that they used SSRIs on a daily basis.

In the SSRI group, there were 18 fractures out of 137 people, or 13.5 percent, while non-users suffered 317 fractures out of 4,871 people, or 6.5 percent. Daily SSRI use was also associated with a 4 percent decrease of bone density at the hip and a 2.4 percent decrease at the lumbar spine. More surprisingly, daily SSRI usage also appears to double the risk of patients falling. However, researchers controlled for both of these factors.

“Our results suggest that BMD [bone density] and falls may be affected adversely by daily SSRI use, but that fracture rates remain elevated despite adjustment for these two risk factors, indicating that other pathways, such as impaired bone quality leading to reduced bone strength, may be of particular relevance,” the authors conclude. “In light of the high rate of SSRI use among the general population, and among elderly persons in particular, further studies that include controlled prospective trials are needed to confirm our findings.”

The authors suggest that serotonin may be strongly related to bone development. While SSRIs are able to boost serotonin levels in the brain, they may also negatively affect the body’s ability to reabsorb them for use in bone development. They believe that bone-density screening may become important for older patients who are considering the daily use of SSRIs. The research was partially funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research along with an assortment of pharmaceutical companies.

« »

Comments are closed.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.