Contemporary Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Role of Calcium and Vitamin D

І. Ю. Головач


Combinations of calcium and vitamin D are currently at the forefront of strategies for the prevention of osteoporosis, as well as for replenishing calcium deficiency in adolescence, in the elderly, during pregnancy and lactation. The combination of calcium and vitamin D is significantly and more effective than their monotherapy in slowing bone loss and reducing the risk of fractures, strengthening skeletal muscles and reducing the likelihood of falls.

Based on the analysis of modern scientific data, it can be unequivocally argued that calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are widespread, and their adequate intake from food sources or drugs should be an obligatory part of the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. The best results in reducing the risk of fractures are observed with the appointment of a combination of calcium at a dose of 1000–120 m0 g per day and vitamin D at a dose of 800 IU/day.

The drug Azvestiv (JSC “Kyiv Vitamin Plant”), which has appeared on the market of Ukraine, can be used in the programs for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in young adult groups, and it is possible to take an adequate dose of calcium and vitamin D deficiency in patinets with osteoporosis. D.


osteoporosis; combined calcium and vitamin D preparations; fracture; prevention; treatment; strategies; Azvestiv


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