Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Hardback
Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone disorders, characterised by weakened bones and resulting in increased chances of fractures. This book begins with an overview of the disorder and continues with discussion on pathogenesis, epidemiology and genetic factors. The effects of menopause and aging on bone health, as well as identifying risk factors contributing to fractures, are examined. The following sections discuss management of osteoporosis including surgery and non-pharmacologic and lifestyle approaches to reducing the risk of fractures. With contributions from specialists in the UK, Italy, USA, New Zealand and India, this practical guide includes 50 images and illustrations to assist learning. Key points: * Practical guide to the causes, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis * Covers non-pharmacologic and lifestyle approaches to reduce risk of fractures * Contributions from specialists in the UK, Italy, USA, new Zealand and India * Includes 50 images and illustrations