Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

In this episode, Doctor Warrick Bishop discusses osteoporosis and its treatment options with Doctor Cooley. They cover various drugs used to treat osteoporosis, including bisphosphonates, denosumab, and anabolic agents. The decision to treat someone with medication for osteoporosis is patient-centered and involves assessing the patient's risks, lifestyle, and medical history. The PBS limits drug choices, and eligibility for medication is based on factors such as age, T-score, and previous fractures. Compliance with medication is a concern, and missing injections can lead to a rapid loss in bone density and fractures. The anabolic agents build bone, and newer drugs are being developed to improve treatment options.

The conversation also covers the risks and side effects of different drugs, including dental complications and atypical fractures. Doctor Bishop emphasizes the importance of identifying osteoporosis early and taking steps to maintain good bone health. He invites listeners to join the Healthy Heart Network to learn more about heart health and reducing the risk of heart attack.

  • Osteoporosis is a major problem, and lifestyle changes can help mitigate the risk.
  • Medication for osteoporosis must be patient-centered, and the patient must be fully involved in the decision-making process.
  • Bisphosphonates work by slowing the bone turnover rate, so bone is not lost as fast.
  • Denosumab is an antibody that blocks a chemical in the bone that switches on the cells that eat up bone faster.
  • Anabolic agents build bone and are used for patients who have had a fracture on other treatments and have a bone density score of less than minus three.
  • Treatment for osteoporosis is limited to 18 months because of the risk of an atypical fracture.
  • There are some studies looking at giving anabolic agents and denosumab at the same time to augment bone density gain.
  • Lifestyle changes that promote good bone health also reflect good cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Perimenopause is a good time to start thinking about exercise and other lifestyle changes to address bone density.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

Do the free heart check today at www.virtualheartcheck.com.au

Join the Healthy Heart Network and become part of our growing community!

Do You Want to Improve Your Heart’s Health and Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack? Join The Healthy Heart Network For Only $5 Lifetime Access (Valued at over $55)!

The Healthy Heart Network is designed to help members:

  • understand the present state of their heart’s health
  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

Visit https://healthyheartnetwork.com/ and click on the JOIN THE FAMILY BUTTON