Osteoporosis for Dummies . (Paperback)

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Osteoporosis for Dummies . (Paperback)


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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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764576218
ISBN-10: 0764576216
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: For Dummies