If a woman does not take hormone therapy, there are some other options for preventing bone loss. For example, you may use bisphosphonates or selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). Bisphosphonates are used to increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.
SERMs are a type of medication that strengthen tissues of the bones. SERMs may be a good choice for women who need protection from osteoporosis, but cannot or do not want to take hormone therapy.