Download 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, by Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author) PDF

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. no matter if you think you've those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative e-book deals support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version, offers authoritative useful solutions for your questions on cures, way of life judgements to enhance bone well-being, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and masses extra. This new version has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date with the newest details.

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Fracture history. If you have broken a bone in adulthood (about 50 years of age or older), you are more likely to have reduced bone mass and therefore osteoporosis. This is particularly important if the fracture occurred with a low amount of trauma or force. • Family history. If you have a first-degree relative (mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter) with osteoporosis or osteopenia, you are more at risk for bone loss. • Poor health. Frailty and dementia are both associated with lower bone mass.

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. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that 75% of all cases of osteoporosis are diagnosed in White women over the age of 50. As men age, they too can develop osteoporosis, and it’s much more likely to occur in men who are well into late life. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 21 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Women are at greater risk because they start with less bone mass and lose it over time at a faster rate than men.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that 75% of all cases of osteoporosis are diagnosed in White women over the age of 50. As men age, they too can develop osteoporosis, and it’s much more likely to occur in men who are well into late life. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 21 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Women are at greater risk because they start with less bone mass and lose it over time at a faster rate than men. Risk Factors and Testing • Gender. Eighty percent of those with osteoporosis are women.

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