By Ivy M. Alexander
Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you believe you could have those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative publication bargains aid for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment variation presents authoritative, useful solutions for your questions on cures, way of life judgements to enhance bone overall healthiness, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and lots more and plenty extra. New subject matters within the moment variation contain: FRAX® New drug info in the course of the publication Osteonecrosis of the jaw nationwide Osteoporosis beginning (NOF) and bone loss trying out
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Because GnRHa reduces both estrogen and testosterone levels it has a damaging effect on bone and is usually prescribed for only 3 to 6 months at a time. Bone density is closely monitored if it is used for longer periods. • Antacids containing aluminum (such as Amphogel®, Maalox®, Mylanta®) are used in the treatment of indigestion. Some clinicians advise switching to a nonaluminum-containing antacid, such as Tums®, Di-Gel® or Rolaids®, if you need to use antacids long-term. A list of antacids and their contents can be accessed through a web site provided in Appendix B.
The more important issue is that you may be drinking soda in place of calcium-rich beverages. • Menstrual history. An increased risk of osteoporosis is associated with delayed puberty in males or females, and amenorrhea in females (lack of menstrual periods for 3 months or more), whether related to an eating disorder, excessive exercise, or other causes. Women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding usually have some transient bone loss, but this is reversed after the pregnancy and/or after breastfeeding is discontinued.
Qxd 31/1/06 07:06 PM Page 16 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Cortical bone 80% of all the bone in the body Trabecular bone 20% of all the bone in the body Figure 5 Cortical and trabecular bone. Courtesy of Eli Lilly and Company. In primary osteoporosis, women lose 5% to 10% of cortical bone and 20% to 30% of trabecular bone during the rapid bone loss occurring in the four to eight years following menopause. In contrast, men and women (after the faster postmenopausal bone loss) experience a slower rate of bone loss as a result of aging.
100 questions & answers about osteoporosis and osteopenia by Ivy M. Alexander