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Osteoporosis: Answers at your Fingertips

  • Buy nowThird Edition
    2014
    ISBN: 9781859593431
    £17.99
  • Buy nowKindle Edition
    2013
    ISBN: B00G936DB2

Dr Stefan Cembrowicz, Dr Theresa Allain

The first sign of osteoporosis is usually a broken bone; there are often no prior warning signs. One in two women and one in five men over fifty will experience a fracture. However, early treatment can prevent further serious breaks and ill-health, and it is vital for everyone to be aware of how they can protect themselves against this potentially dangerous and painful condition. In this invaluable guide, Dr Stefan Cembrowicz and Dr Theresa Allain answer hundreds of questions from people with osteoporosis and their families. With positive, practical advice on every aspect of osteoporosis, including how to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures and pain, this is an essential handbook for those people suffering from this common condition, and those at risk from it.

Practical answers to over 215 real questions about osteoporosis:

Sample questions:

Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Osteoporosis: what is it, and how is it diagnosed?
Part 3 Who gets osteoporosis, and what makes it worse?
Part 4 Prevention and treatment through lifestyle
Part 5 Drug treatment
Part 6 Alternative or complementary remedies
Part 7 Falls and fractures
Part 8 Getting help
Part 9 The future

 "I thought I knew everything about osteoporosis as I have it badly, but this book has filled me in on aspects that I'd not considered."
Monica Roberts, Brentford  

"A very readable collection of information and tips to keep my osteoporosis under control."
Elspeth Vaughan, Surrey

About the Authors
Dr Stefan Cembrowicz MB ChB MRCGP is a former GP at the Montpelier Health Centre in Bristol. He is a regular contributor to medical magazines.

Dr Theresa Allain MBBS BSc FRCP PhD is a former Consultant Physician with clinical interest in osteoporosis. Formerly Speciality Director in Geriatric Medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust and Secretary of the British Geriatrics Society Falls and Bone Health Section, she is now working as a physician in Malawi.

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