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.
Wiley; October 2005
- ISBN 9780471756439
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Osteoporosis For Dummies
- Author: Carolyn Riester O'Connor; Sharon Perkins
Imprint: For Dummies
About The Author
Carolyn Riester O'Connor, MD, is certified in bone densitometry and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Sharon Perkins, RN, is the coauthor of Breastfeeding For Dummies and Fertility For Dummies.