By Ivy M. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0763738549

ISBN-13: 9780763738549

Nearly ten million american citizens have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you believe you've got those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative publication bargains support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version offers authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about therapies, way of life judgements to enhance bone healthiness, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and lots more and plenty extra. New themes within the moment version contain: FRAX® New drug info through the publication Osteonecrosis of the jaw nationwide Osteoporosis starting place (NOF) and bone loss trying out

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Unless you break a bone, osteoporosis is painless. It’s therefore important to know if you are at risk for developing it. While men and women have many of the same risk factors for osteoporosis and osteopenia, a few are gender-specific. The following factors put you at risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis: • Age. Bone mass decreases as you age. So as you get older, you are more likely to develop osteoporosis. While osteoporosis can affect women and men at any age, it most commonly affects postmenopausal women and older men.

It was once thought that soda (pop, tonic, carbonated beverages other than water) contained excessive amounts of phosphoric acid; however, a caffeinated cola drink contains only about 50 mg of phosphorus. The more important issue is that you may be drinking soda in place of calcium-rich beverages. • Menstrual history. An increased risk of osteoporosis is associated with delayed puberty in males or females, and amenorrhea in females (lack of menstrual periods for 3 months or more), whether related to an eating disorder, excessive exercise, or other causes.

Qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 32 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA on bone density after menopause, and more recent research with adolescent girls showed that bone density was preserved if they also took estrogen supplements while on the Depo-Provera. If you are taking or using any of the above medications, you should have a discussion with your clinician about possible substitutes that would be equally as effective for treating your condition but not jeopardize your bone health. You might also discuss having your bone health monitored and taking medications intended to treat and prevent further bone loss (see Questions 24–26, 56).

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