Osteoporosis For Dummies

Osteoporosis For Dummies

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Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-from hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods, supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing broken hips and other common fractures.show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764576216
  • 9780764576218
  • 1,151,185

About Carolyn Riester O'connor

Carolyn Riester O'Connor, 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.show more

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Also addresses osteoporosis in men and children 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 also see how to make changes in your lifestyle to build and maintain healthy bones. Discover how to Assess your risk Keep your bones strong Find the right doctor Develop a treatment plan Recover from fractures Manage painshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Understanding Your Bones. Chapter 1: Boning Up on Osteoporosis. Chapter 2: Loving the Living Tissue Called Bone. Chapter 3: Breaking Down the Risk Factors. Chapter 4: Men and Kids Get Osteoporosis, Too. Part II: Keeping Your Bones Healthy. Chapter 5: Eating Right for Good Bones. Chapter 6: Exercising for Strong Bones. Part III: Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis. Chapter 7: Facing the Consequences of Bones Gone Bad. Chapter 8: Finding (and Paying For) a Doctor to Treat Osteoporosis. Chapter 9: Testing Your Bones. Chapter 10: Taking Prescription Drugs for Osteoporosis. Chapter 11: Keeping Bones Strong with Over-the-Counter Supplements. Chapter 12: Managing Pain from Osteoporosis. Chapter 13: Recovering from a Fracture When You Have Osteoporosis. Chapter 14: Focusing on the Future of Osteoporosis. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Surprising Sources of Calcium. Chapter 16: Ten Things You Need to Know about Bones. Chapter 17: Ten Resources for Finding Out More about Osteoporosis. Chapter 18: Top Ten Questions Dr. O Connor s Patients Ask about Osteoporosis. Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Parenting Tips to Build Strong Bones. Appendix: Reviewing Osteoporosis Programs State by State. Glossary. Index.show more

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