Women's Health

Why Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Worsen During Menopause?

Treatment then focuses on protecting bone health

During the second visit, “we talk about a baseline bone density scan and I encourage them to take vitamin D and calcium to try and prevent thinning,” added Bauer. Prednisone can help provide a temporary solution for a few issues such as medications that have stopped working or the onset of flare-ups; however, there is a lot of trial and error in regards to how it works. Some individuals take prednisone for numerous weeks at a time for years and not realize the long-term risks involved, including deterioration of bone health and bone density.