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Osteoporosis For Dummies

Author: Carolyn Riester O'Connor, MD , Sharon Perkins, RN

ISBN13: 9780764576218

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Price: 14.00
Pages: 308
Edition: Paperback
Publish date: July 2005

Outline:
Facts and advice to help people understand and prevent osteoporosis There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50 who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readers assess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone density tests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-from hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods, supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing broken hips and other common fractures.

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