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Osteoporosis : An Issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics (Hardcover)
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Osteoporosis affects the bone density and leads to soft and fragile bones. Even a small pressure may to lead to broken bones accompanied by persistent pain and hindered body movement. There may be several causes that may lead to reduced bone strength such as anorexia, hyperthyroidism, alcohol, chemotherapy, menopause, etc. This disease on its own has no symptoms but it increases the risk of bone fracture even in case of a low intensity fall. Diagnostic measures include biomarkers, conventional radiography and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. In this book, using case studies and examples, constant effort has been made to facilitate the in-depth understanding of the complex concepts of this area of study. The topics included in this book on osteoporosis are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. The book is appropriate for students, orthopedic doctors and experts seeking detailed information in this area.