Download 100 questions & answers about osteoporosis and osteopenia by Ivy M. Alexander PDF

By Ivy M. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0763777803

ISBN-13: 9780763777807

Evaluation: nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you think you have got those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative booklet bargains support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version provides Read more...

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Pain and bruising following a fall that occurred without a lot of force or trauma could indicate that you have broken a bone. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 38 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Vertebral fracture A fracture of the body of a vertebra (spine bone) that collapses it and makes it thinner and weaker. Usually results from osteoporosis but can also result from complications of cancer or some injuries. ” While not common, it is important to discuss such injuries with your clinician.

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. You can, however, change some risk factors because most of them are related to lifestyle. Here’s what you can do to lower your risk of developing osteoporosis or low bone mass: • If you smoke, stop.

You will note that several of the above recommendations refer specifically to men. Male patients and their clinicians should discuss their risk factors for osteoporosis, just as women should. Screening for bone loss is important for both women and men. Insurance coverage for testing of both men and women varies by insurance company. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 43 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Testing may be repeated every 2 years, if you have Medicare. If you have medical coverage other than Medicare, you should check the guidelines for retesting with your insurance company.

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