Osteoporosis for Dummies: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
You may think you know enough about osteoporosis without reading a whole book on it. Take calcium, try not to fall down the basement steps, be prepared to shrink three or four inches as you get older, and so on, right? What else is there to know? Plenty, as we hope you'll agree after reading this book. The unfortunate fact is that although nobody wants to have osteoporosis, not enough people take steps to decrease their chances of developing it. Considering that your odds of developing osteoporosis in the United States today are around 40 percent if you're female and 10 percent if you're male, many people are leaving the fate of their bones to chance. One of our goals in writing this book is to keep you from developing osteoporosis. However, if you already have osteoporosis, our goal is to minimize the damage it does to your bones, through medication, healthy eating, and exercise. If you've already fallen and broken bones, we want to help you avoid another fall. If you have children or grandchildren, we hope that you'll nag them into taking steps to avoid falling into osteoporosis themselves. We want to help you have healthy bones. We also want you to avoid spending months in casts or in surgery after falls that break bones you really need to stay mobile. You can prevent osteoporosis or at least reduce its severity, but it takes lifestyle changes that start in childhood. Is it worth it? Ask anyone who's spent six months recovering from a broken hip. Does it take discipline? Yes-but so does learning to walk again. Nothing in life is simple, but our goal is to educate you as painlessly as possible to the high cost of osteoporosis, and the newest ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. Don't fall into the trap of believing that osteoporosis is inevitable; we're here to help you avoid the bad breaks.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis Chapter 10 Taking Prescription Drugs for 1
Focusing on the Future
The Part of Tens
Ten Or So Parenting Tips to Build
Other editions - View all
Osteoporosis for Dummies: Easyread Large Bold Edition
Carolyn Riester O'connor
Limited preview - 2009
Acetaminophen alendronate bisphosphonates blood body bone density bone health bone loss bone mass measurement bone mineral density bone strength break calci Calcitonin calcium and vitamin Calcium carbonate calcium intake calcium supplements called cause coral calcium created the Osteoporosis current legislation exists daily decrease Department of Health develop diagnose disease doctor dose drink drugs elemental calcium estrogen exercise frac hip fractures hip replacement hormone Ibandronate Kyphoplasty lactose intolerant menopause milk muscle NSAIDs O’Connor older osteo osteoclasts osteomalacia osteoporo Osteoporosis Prevention pain medication pamidronate parathyroid hormone patients percent physical therapist pill porosis problems provide coverage public awareness raloxifene related to osteoporosis requires insurers rheumatologist Risedronate risk side effects spinal fracture spine support groups sure T-score testosterone therapy tion tissue treat osteoporosis treatment of osteoporosis ture vertebral vertebral compression fractures vitamin D deficiency What’s women wrist fracture you’re zoledronic acid