ISBN : 9781632414199
Publisher : haylemedical
Language : English
Category : Endocrinology & Metabolism
Publication Year : 2016
Price : USD 144.95
Description : 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.
Author's Description :
Dan Heller obtained his MD from the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He is the senior professor of medicine at a leading medical university in United Kingdom. His academic and research interests lie in osteoporosis and bone diseases. He was recently honoured with an “Outstanding Career Achievement’’ award. Heller has authored and edited more than 284 research articles and 13 books on bone diseases. His writings have been published and acclaimed worldwide.