Osteoporosis For Dummies
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.
Part I: Understanding Your Bones.
Chapter 1: Boning Up on Osteoporosis.
Chapter 2: Loving the Living Tissue Called Bone.
Chapter 3: Breaking Down the Risk Factors.
Chapter 4: Men and Kids Get Osteoporosis, Too.
Part II: Keeping Your Bones Healthy.
Chapter 5: Eating Right for Good Bones.
Chapter 6: Exercising for Strong Bones.
Part III: Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis.
Chapter 7: Facing the Consequences of Bones Gone Bad.
Chapter 8: Finding (and Paying For) a Doctor to Treat Osteoporosis.
Chapter 9: Testing Your Bones.
Chapter 10: Taking Prescription Drugs for Osteoporosis.
Chapter 11: Keeping Bones Strong with
Chapter 12: Managing Pain from Osteoporosis.
Chapter 13: Recovering from a Fracture When You Have Osteoporosis.
Chapter 14: Focusing on the Future of Osteoporosis.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Surprising Sources of Calcium.
Chapter 16: Ten Things You Need to Know about Bones.
Chapter 17: Ten Resources for Finding Out More about Osteoporosis.
Chapter 18: Top Ten Questions Dr. O’Connor’s Patients Ask about Osteoporosis.
Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Parenting Tips to Build Strong Bones.
Appendix: Reviewing Osteoporosis Programs State by State.