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By Ivy M. Alexander, Karla A. Knight

Nearly ten million american citizens have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) and lots of hundreds of thousands are in danger. no matter if you believe you could have osteoporosis, you lately discovered that you've got bone loss, or are a pal or relative of somebody with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this ebook bargains aid for women and men, younger or previous. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia offers authoritative, sensible solutions for your questions on treatments, way of life judgements to enhance bone health and wellbeing, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and masses extra. Written via a nurse practitioner and a nurse, this ebook is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional demanding situations of osteoporosis and similar stipulations.

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Fractures, depending on which bone you break, can cause physical immobility and impairment of your general health, as well as financial problems and social isolation. Fractures can lead to death. If you are 50 or older with osteoporosis, you have a 1 in 2 chance of having an osteoporosis-related fracture during the remainder of your lifetime. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 39 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Risk Factors and Testing such as social functioning, overall health, emotional health, bodily pain, and vitality.

Qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 46 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA At this year’s exam, my doctor noted it had been 3 years since my last bone density test. I was sent to a bone specialist’s office for the tests. I had a scan of my ulna and radius. After that I was led into another room for a spinal x-ray because I had a compression fracture a little more than a year ago in the thoracic region of the spine. My hip was also tested. Lying on that white x-ray table was an ordeal I would not like to face again.

White and Asian women develop osteoporosis more frequently than their Hispanic and African-American counterparts. White men are also at higher risk for developing osteoporosis than Hispanic and AfricanAmerican men. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 19 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Menopausal women and men in later life are not the only ones who experience osteoporosis and osteopenia. Children, adolescents, and young adults can get osteoporosis too, particularly those with genetic or nutritional disorders, and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, because they do not make hormones or absorb calcium, Vitamin D, and other nutrients and protein required for normal bone development.

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