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 think you have those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative ebook deals support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version, presents authoritative useful solutions in your questions about treatment plans, way of life judgements to enhance bone overall healthiness, assets of aid, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and masses extra. This re-creation has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date with the most recent details.
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Even finding clothes that fit well and look right can be difficult, further contributing to social isolation and depression. • Depression can be a direct result of osteoporosis, fractures, the fear of falling, and the resulting social isolation. You may become depressed because you are isolated from friends and family as a result, for Kyphosis A type of physical deformity that develops when the front edges of the bones of the spine collapse because of osteoporosis and tiny fractures. Also called dowager’s hump.
Two years ago, my orthopedic doctor told me at the time I was put in the brace for the compression fracture in my back that this might happen again and to keep the brace handy. He also mentioned that there were some signs of arthritis at the time. But he never actually told me that I had osteoporosis. When you reach age 82 plus, you expect some aches and pains and creaking joints and a feeling of malaise once in a while, but you never put a name to it because the next day it can be better. Now that I have been told unequivocally that I have osteoporosis, I feel mentally stooped inside.
Appendix B lists resources for quitting smoking. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 26 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA • If you drink alcohol, use moderation. More than two drinks per day increases your risk of osteoporosis as well as your risk of falling and breaking a bone. • Replace caffeinated beverages with beverages rich in calcium. If you drink coffee or tea, consider adding milk. When drinking hot chocolate or cocoa, consider making it with milk to increase your calcium intake. • Change your sedentary lifestyle to an active one by exercising daily (see Questions 42–44).
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition by Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)