Women’s Health Issues

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CHAPTER 23 Women’s Health Issues

I. Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones have decreased density and altered structure; the weakened bones are prone to fractures. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because bone loss itself is gradual and painless. There are usually no symptoms until the bones weaken to the point of fracture.

B. Pathophysiology

F. Treatment

5. Medications

b. “Bone-building” treatments

Table 23-1 DEXA Result Interpretation

Normal > −1
Osteopenia −1 to −2.5
Osteoporosis < −2.5

Without adequate calcium and vitamin D, the following treatments cannot improve bone architecture. Calcium and vitamin D are therefore prerequisites to the following therapies.

II. Vaginitis due to Yeast Infection

III. Menopause

Table 23-2 Prescription Antifungals for Vaginal Conditions

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