By Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)
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 will have those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative booklet deals support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version, offers authoritative sensible solutions on your questions about treatments, way of life judgements to enhance bone health and wellbeing, resources of aid, 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 details.
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Extra resources for 100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition
But he never actually told me that I had osteoporosis. When you reach age 82 plus, you expect some aches and pains and creaking joints and a feeling of malaise once in a while, but you never put a name to it because the next day it can be better. Now that I have been told unequivocally that I have osteoporosis, I feel mentally stooped inside. From what I can tell by looking in the mirror, though, my spine is not nearly as curved as those on the diagrams hanging on all four walls in the osteoporosis specialist’s office.
I then started taking 1200 milligrams of calcium, plus vitamin D. At this year’s exam, my doctor noted it had been 3 years since my last bone density test. I was sent to a bone specialist’s office for the tests. I had a scan of my ulna and radius. After that I was led into another room for a spinal x-ray because I had a compression fracture a little more than a year ago in the thoracic region of the spine. My hip was also tested. QXP 11/20/09 11:34 AM Page 47 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA After the tests were done and the results printed out, I was given a stack of papers to look at, and they were compared against the bone structures of some unknown 30-year-old to give me a score that assured me of the diagnosis.
I told her that lifting art supplies for my painting class, walking up and down the aisles of the grocery store every day, and doing my leg exercises at home would have to be enough exercise. I can laugh, and groan, and complain about how growing old takes courage. I just hope that between now and the time I return to the doctor, I will have regained my sense of humor, and be grateful the sun is still shining and that I am NOT walking with a cane, a walker, or sitting slumped in a wheelchair. 22.
100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition by Ivy M. Alexander (Author) Karla A. Knight (Author)