Osteoporosis

Paperback | May 3, 2009

byDavid M. Reid, Alison Black, Rena Sandison

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Osteoporosis affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK. The condition causes the bones to become more fragile and therefore more prone to fractures, along with pain, a loss of movement and an inability to perform daily chores. One in two women and one in five men in the UK will suffera fracture after the age of 50. Aimed at patients and carers, this book covers topics such as who is affected, what the risk factors are and how patients can prevent or lessen the effects. The book looks forward to advances in diagnosis and treatment and how they have improved health outcomes of patients. Written by a leadingOsteoporosis specialist and Scientific Advisory Committee Member of the National Osteoporosis Society, this addition to the Facts series is a comprehensive guide to understanding and coping with this debilitating disease.

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Osteoporosis affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK. The condition causes the bones to become more fragile and therefore more prone to fractures, along with pain, a loss of movement and an inability to perform daily chores. One in two women and one in five men in the UK will suffera fracture after the age of 50. Aimed at pa...

David Reid is a Professor of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Alison Black is an Associate Specialist, Department of Rheumatology at Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Rena Sandison is an Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Resource Cen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:May 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199215898

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1. What is osteoporosis?2. Who gets osteoporosis?3. How do you know you have osteoporosis?4. How is osteoporosis treated?5. New treatments for the future6. Osteoporosis fractures7. What can I do to prevent osteoporosis?8. The multi-disciplinary team9. What does the future hold for osteoporosis?10. Useful contacts, further reading and glossary