By Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)

ISBN-10: 0763777803

ISBN-13: 9780763777807

ISBN-10: 0763789569

ISBN-13: 9780763789565

Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. no matter if you believe you have got those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative booklet deals support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment variation, presents authoritative functional solutions for your questions on therapies, way of life judgements to enhance bone wellbeing and fitness, resources 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 info.

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Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (such as Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft®, and others) are used to treat depression. • Thiazolidinedione (TZD) (Actos®, Avandia®) is used to treat diabetes. If you are taking or using any of these medications, you should have a discussion with your clinician about possible substitutes that would be equally as effective for treating your condition but would not jeopardize your bone health. You might also discuss having your bone health monitored and taking medications intended to treat and prevent further bone loss (see Questions 23–25, and 55).

14. I have always worked hard to stay thin. Now that I have osteoporosis, I’m wondering if that was such a good idea. What’s the connection between body weight and bones? It really depends on how thin you are. Question 12 explains how to calculate your BMI. If your BMI is less than 22, then your weight is a risk factor for osteoporosis. You say that you have worked hard to stay thin. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 28 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Did you have to work hard in the sense that you were on a stringent diet and may not have had adequate intake of calcium, vitamin D, and protein?

While phosphorus is needed for normal bone development, too much of it can cause bone loss. More than 3000 to 4000 milligrams (mg) of phosphorus per day puts you at increased risk. It was once thought that soda (pop, tonic, carbonated beverages other than water) contained excessive amounts of phosphoric acid; however, a caffeinated cola drink contains only about 50 mg of phosphorus. The more important issue is that you may be drinking soda in place of calcium-rich beverages. • Menstrual history.

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