By Ivy M. Alexander
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 believe you could have those stipulations or have a chum 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 variation offers authoritative, functional solutions for your questions about therapies, 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. New themes within the moment version comprise: FRAX® New drug info during the publication Osteonecrosis of the jaw nationwide Osteoporosis starting place (NOF) and bone loss trying out
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Other studies do not link statin use with a decreased risk of fracture and suggest that further study of the relationship between statins and bone health is needed. Although they may increase bone density, statins are not used to treat or prevent osteoporosis. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 33 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Risk Factors and Testing to lower your blood pressure, you may be preventing bone loss, at least while you’re taking it. Thiazide diuretics decrease the amount of calcium you lose through your kidneys and therefore increase the amount of calcium your body has available for bone formation.
You can, however, change some risk factors because most of them are related to lifestyle. Here’s what you can do to lower your risk of developing osteoporosis or low bone mass: • If you smoke, stop. If you don’t already smoke, don’t start. Appendix B lists resources for quitting smoking. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 26 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA • If you drink alcohol, use moderation. More than two drinks per day increases your risk of osteoporosis as well as your risk of falling and breaking a bone.
And last, exercise can be a trigger for an asthmatic attack. Those who suffer from exercise-induced asthma may become sedentary, avoiding the weightbearing or resistive exercises required for bone growth. Marianne’s comment: I have been on hemodialysis for kidney disease for well over a year. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 37 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Risk Factors and Testing high in phosphorus because my kidneys are not able to process the phosphorus correctly. My nephrologist does not want my phosphorus levels to get too high because calcium will be taken from my bones, making them weaker.
100 questions & answers about osteoporosis and osteopenia by Ivy M. Alexander