The Osteoporosis Book: A Guide for Patients and their Families

The Osteoporosis Book: A Guide for Patients and their Families

by Nancy E. Lane
     
 

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Osteoporosis currently affects 25 million people in the United States, and as the baby boomers enter their fifties, this bone-weakening disease is poised to strike millions more. Because of this disease, many older people will suffer from a bone fracture at some point , and far too many of these fractures will result in permanent disability.
The good news is

Overview

Osteoporosis currently affects 25 million people in the United States, and as the baby boomers enter their fifties, this bone-weakening disease is poised to strike millions more. Because of this disease, many older people will suffer from a bone fracture at some point , and far too many of these fractures will result in permanent disability.
The good news is that this devastating "silent epidemic" is entirely preventable, and in The Osteoporosis Book, readers of all ages will find everything they need to know to slow, stop, and even reverse the bone loss that causes this crippling disease. Written by Dr. Nancy E. Lane, a leading investigator and clinician in the field of osteoporosis, it is an indispensable guide to the exciting medical breakthroughs that have taken place in the past few years—in bone density measurement, in estrogen therapy, and in our knowledge of the bone cycle—that now allow doctors to predict who is at risk and to monitor these individuals in their fifties, before a fracture occurs. Readers learn to evaluate—and whenever possible, eliminate—the risk factors in their own lives. "What vitamins should I take? Is hormone replacement therapy right for me? And what about exercise?" The answers are here. And for those already affected by osteoporosis, Dr. Lane provides the most effective and up-to-date medical and practical advice available anywhere for coping with its aches and pains and safeguarding against further deterioration.
Impeccably researched and reassuringly accessible, The Osteoporosis Book empowers readers to make informed healthcare choices that will enhance the quality of their lives for decades to come. It has been endorsed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Lane, a clinician and leading researcher in the field of osteoporosis, has written a concise, authoritative overview of this major health problem largely affecting women. The Osteoporosis Book is organized in two parts, with early chapters devoted to educating the lay reader on the life cycle of bone and reasons for its loss. Risk factors and different types of fractures are identified, and diagnostic tests are explained. Later chapters discuss the many types of estrogen replacement therapy and medications other than hormones to prevent and treat osteoporosis. The bone-building agents and the role of Vitamin D and exercise in maintaining healthy bone are also covered. While nutrition is not emphasized, several cookbooks appear in an appendix. Lane makes effective use of case studies throughout the text to illustrate typical risk situations and treatment options. Recommended for both public and academic libraries for the more sophisticated consumer.--Sue Hollander, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib. of the Health Sciences, Rockford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195116021
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/07/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy E. Lane, M.D., is Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-director of Clinical Rheumatology at San Francisco General Hospital. A leading investigator in the field, her research on osteoporosis has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and several major pharmaceutical companies. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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