By Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)
Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you think you could have those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative ebook bargains aid for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version, presents authoritative functional solutions on your questions on healing procedures, way of life judgements to enhance bone healthiness, assets of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and lots more and plenty extra. This new version has been thoroughly revised and up to date with the newest info.
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Additional resources for 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition
You say that you have worked hard to stay thin. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 28 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Did you have to work hard in the sense that you were on a stringent diet and may not have had adequate intake of calcium, vitamin D, and protein? Or did you exercise excessively to stay thin? Both lifestyles could interfere with the normal process of bone breakdown and bone formation. If you had very low body weight as a child or adolescent, it’s possible that you never reached peak bone mass.
Unfortunately, being obese carries with it enormous health problems, so it’s still considered advisable for overweight individuals to lose weight. The bad news for you, as a very thin person, is that lower body weight (< 127 pounds or BMI < 22) is definitely linked to a higher risk of fracture. So, if you are thin and older, you are more likely to fracture your hip if you fall than your overweight counterparts, who may have denser bones and more fat to pad their falls. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 29 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA So, for you, being very thin, gaining enough weight to reach a BMI between 22 and 25 would be advisable after a discussion with your clinician.
QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 18 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA 11. Who gets osteoporosis? Both men and women can develop osteoporosis. Although more people with osteoporosis are women, particularly those who are postmenopausal, about 2 million men in the United States currently have osteoporosis, and one out of four will experience a fracture related to osteoporosis in his lifetime. Primary osteoporosis, which occurs in both men and women, is a result of aging. It occurs most frequently in postmenopausal women due to the rapid loss in bone associated with the normal drop in estrogen around menopause.
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition by Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)