I'm 54 and just been diagnosed with it. I'm frantic! I've always tried to watch my wieght, am anti-drugs (don't like taking any type of medication if I don't need to) but osteoprosis runs in my family and now I've got it...Please send me any comments or suggestions...thanksAnswer Question
Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:35 AM on Mar. 19, 2010
I don't have it......YET! I am at great risk though. My mother and maternal aunt have it and I'm very small boned, so I've been preparing for years. I had a bone density test done when I was 34, then I started taking calcium when I developed an intolerance to milk but I'm slowly re-introducing it back into my diet. I'll never stop taking calcium though. Actually I'm 46 now, and had a hysterectomy 8 years ago so I should talk to my doctor about having another bone density scan. Thanks for the reminder:)
Answer by beeky at 11:21 AM on Mar. 19, 2010
Answer by eema.gray at 6:15 PM on Mar. 19, 2010
You can still stop the progression of the disease by exercise and proper diet. There are also calcium supplements that could help but should be taken together with vitamin D. Ask your doctor about it. Several who have osteoporosis have had a hip replacement to replace the diseased joint for better movement.
Answer by CatRus09 at 3:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2012