Osteoporosis has reached epidemic proportions, affecting one in three women. This literally crippling condition can mean long-term pain and deformity from broken and crumbling bones. But the good news is that it is preventable, and there have been enormous advances in both diagnosis and treatment over the last few years. This updated book looks at how women can best protect themselves from this condition, and examines the latest controversial advice on HRT. It also suggests sound advice on diet, exercise and other lifestyle measures designed to nourish living bones.
Joan Gomez is Honorary Consulting Psychiatrist to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She is the author of several successful Sheldon Press titles including, Living with Crohn's Disease (2000) and Coping with Gallstones (2000). She lives in Farnham, Surrey.