Get a handle on how to prevent and treat low bone mass.
Make no bones about it - Osteoporosis is treatable.
Concerned about osteoporosis? Whether you want to avoid it or manage it, this friendly, plain-English guide explains the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of low bone mass, offering reassuring advice on the various bone density tests, medications and pain management options. You'll see how to make changes in your lifestyle to build and maintain healthy bones.
Also addresses osteoporosis in men and children.
Carolyn Riester O'Conner, MD is certified in bone densitometry and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Sharon Perkins, RN, is the coauthor of 'Breastfeeding for Dummies' and 'Fertility for Dummies'.
Discover how to:Assess your risk
Keep your bones strong
Find the right doctor
Develop a treatment plan
Recover from fractures
In Australia one in two women and one in three men ove the age of 60 will have a fracture due to osteoporosis. In total, approximately two million people currently suffer from this disease.
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder that causes bones to be weak and brittle, making the predisposed to an increased risk of fracture. In Australia someone is admitted into hospital every eight minutes with an osteoporosis fracture, so it's important to assess the risk, keep your bones healthy and strong, and develop a treatment plan right for you if you currently suffer from this condiiton.
Covering everything you need to know including the symptoms, your risk factors and early warning signs. In addition, this book provides a pragmatic approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention through explanations of various bone density tests and treatment options, including traditional treatments like hormone replacement therapy and alternative treatments like acupuncture.
John Wiley & Sons
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