By Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)
Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you believe you have got those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative ebook bargains support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version, presents authoritative functional solutions on your questions on cures, way of life judgements to enhance bone healthiness, resources of aid, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and lots more and plenty extra. This re-creation has been thoroughly revised and up to date with the most recent info.
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Additional resources for 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition
The x-rays used to diagnose a fracture can show osteoporosis, but only if you have a significant amount of bone loss—that is, 30% to 40%. There are, however, other tests that can be used specifically to evaluate your bone health. All bone mineral density (BMD) tests are safe, painless, and noninvasive. Most of the tests subject you to no more radiation than that received from the atmosphere during a crosscountry airplane trip. One of the BMD tests uses ultrasound technology. You should not be tested for bone density if you are pregnant or have had other x-ray studies that require dye within 2 weeks of bone density testing.
Figure 6 depicts the changes in your spine resulting from osteoporosis. The deformed spine does not just make you shorter; it can compress organs in your chest and abdomen, making it difficult for you to breathe and digest food appropriately (see Question 84). Men and women with this disfigurement can have poor body image or low self-esteem, sometimes causing them to withdraw from social activities. Even finding clothes that fit well and look right can be difficult, further contributing to social isolation and depression.
Several other genes controlling enzymes involved in bone development can affect your risk for osteoporosis. Few studies have comprehensively evaluated specific risk factors for osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures in men. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting the “Mr. O” Study of 5700 men who are 65 years of age and older to clarify the most important risks for men. 13. Can I change any of my risk factors? You cannot change your age, gender, sex, race, fracture history, family history, menstrual history, time of menopause, genetic factors, and most medical conditions.
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition by Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)