By Ivy M. Alexander
Nearly ten million americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many extra in danger. even if you think you might have those stipulations or have a pal or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative publication deals support for women and men of every age. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, moment variation offers authoritative, sensible solutions for your questions on treatments, 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 issues within the moment version comprise: FRAX® New drug details during the booklet Osteonecrosis of the jaw nationwide Osteoporosis starting place (NOF) and bone loss checking out
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There are several types of medications that can put you at greater risk for developing osteopenia and osteoporosis. These types of medications are believed to decrease bone mass either by accelerating bone breakdown or by interfering with new bone formation. Some drugs may also interfere with the body’s use of Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone. However, certain medications cause bone loss and we just don’t know why. Glucocorticosteroids (prednisone, prednisolone, cortisone, glucocorticoids, steroids, adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH], Orapred®, Pediapred®, Prelone®) are the main group of medications associated with secondary osteoporosis.
When drinking hot chocolate or cocoa, consider making it with milk to increase your calcium intake. • Change your sedentary lifestyle to an active one by exercising daily (see Questions 43–45). • Improve your diet. Take in adequate amounts of calcium, Vitamin D, citric acid (found in citrus fruits), and phosphorus, and cut down on the amount of salt you eat. Be sure you get adequate amounts of protein and fiber, but remember that excessive amounts of fiber and protein can interfere with absorption of needed nutrients for bone development, unless you also supplement with calcium in your diet (see Questions 48–54).
5 mg You should also be aware that if you are drinking lots of coffee, tea, and soda, you are likely drinking fewer of the calcium-rich beverages such as milk and orange juice. qxd 31/1/06 04:44 PM Page 23 100 Q&A ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA Risk Factors and Testing • Excessive soda intake. While phosphorus is needed for normal bone development, too much of it can cause bone loss. More than 3,000 to 4,000 milligrams (mg) of phosphorus per day puts you at increased risk. It was once thought that soda (pop, tonic, carbonated beverages other than water) contained excessive amounts of phosphoric acid; however, a caffeinated cola drink contains only about 50 mg of phosphorus.