By Ivy M. Alexander
Evaluation: nearly ten million american citizens have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. no matter if you think you could have those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative e-book bargains aid for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment variation provides authoritative, useful solutions for your questions on therapies, way of life judgements to enhance bone well-being, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and masses extra. New themes within the moment version contain: FRAX®; -- New drug info through the e-book; -- Osteonecrosis of the jaw -- nationwide Osteoporosis beginning (NOF) and bone loss testing. Read more...
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Additional info for 100 questions & answers about osteoporosis and osteopenia
Now that I have osteoporosis, I’m wondering if that was such a good idea. What’s the connection between body weight and bones? It really depends on how thin you are. Question 12 explains how to calculate your BMI. If your BMI is less than 22, then your weight is a risk factor for osteoporosis. 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?
There are several types of medications that can put you at greater risk for developing osteopenia and osteoporosis. These types of medications are believed to decrease bone mass either by accelerating bone breakdown or by interfering with new bone formation. Some drugs may also interfere with the body’s use of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone. However, certain medications cause bone loss and we just don’t know why. Glucocorticosteroids (prednisone, prednisolone, cortisone, glucocorticoids, steroids, adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH], Orapred®, Pediapred®, Prelone®) are the main group of medications associated with secondary osteoporosis.
It is best to have your bone density measured on the same machine and by the same technician each time you have it done, if possible. The presence of fractures, osteoarthritis, and calcifications (calcium deposits) can interfere with the accuracy of BMD testing, particularly of the spine (see Questions 31–32).