By Ivy M. Alexander
Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. no matter if you believe you have those stipulations or have a chum or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative e-book deals aid for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment version presents authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions about therapies, way of life judgements to enhance bone health and wellbeing, resources of help, reviews from women and men with bone loss, and lots more and plenty extra. New subject matters within the moment version contain: FRAX® New drug details through the booklet Osteonecrosis of the jaw nationwide Osteoporosis origin (NOF) and bone loss trying out
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The long-term use of the following medications also puts you at greater risk for osteoporosis: • Levothyroxine (such as Synthroid®, Levathroid®, Unithyroid®, Levoxyl®, Eltroxin®) is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland). • Anticonvulsants (such as Dilantin® [phenytoin]; phenobarbitol; Tegretol®, Carbatrol® [carbamazepine]; Depakote® [divalproex]; Depacon® [valproate]) are used in the treatment of seizure disorders. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 31 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Risk Factors and Testing • Methotrexate is used in the treatment of certain cancers and some chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
Qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 32 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA on bone density after menopause, and more recent research with adolescent girls showed that bone density was preserved if they also took estrogen supplements while on the Depo-Provera. If you are taking or using any of the above medications, you should have a discussion with your clinician about possible substitutes that would be equally as effective for treating your condition but not jeopardize your bone health. You might also discuss having your bone health monitored and taking medications intended to treat and prevent further bone loss (see Questions 24–26, 56).
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. Obesity Condition of being severely overweight based on body mass index greater than 30, and associated with many health problems. Bone turnover The process of breaking down bone and forming new bone in its place, a process that occurs throughout life.