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lacking calcium...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I had a bone density scan yesterday which revealed that I'm right on the cusp of having osteoporosis. I am not even 40 yet, but my mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis too just a few years ago. It is scary to find out that my bone density is way worse than it should be. I spoke with my doctor today and I know some diet and exercise tweaks that need to be made. And I have been taking 1,200mg of calcium citrate with vitamin D for years now. I can work on some things and hopefully by this time next year, my bones will be stronger. This is a new goal that I am setting for myself as part of my Spark journey. I can do better!
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Wow, just think if you hadn't been taking the Calcium already, you may have gotten Osteoporosis! I am sure you can get there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2909 days ago
  • MADAMES
    emoticon This is treatable! emoticon
    2912 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10954048
    im glad you got the data you needed to fix things, good luck!
    2916 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Just make up your minds and it will be so! I tell myself that I love doing this for my bones and for me. ( I really don't love it but now I feel like my day isn't complete with out it.) emoticon
    2916 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13805561
    My mom has it really bad too. She was younger than I am now when she first got diagnosed. Sometimes it's really hard to get in all the calcium that I need since I have to be really careful due to kidney stones. Every time I up my calcium usage, I get calcium stones. Good luck with your journey!
    2916 days ago
  • TCANNO
    My sister suffers from this and was given some tabs and they gave her heart burn. they are looking into giving her something else.

    Good luck, I hope it works.

    I have read on here that ST helps to strengthen the bones, so you might like to look into that

    2916 days ago
  • DATPANNA
    Good luck! I'm really sorry to hear that. I logged on just to send you a little message, and I came across this. GET THOSE BONES TOUGH!
    2916 days ago
  • SPARKCHANTAL
    there are a lot of articles here how you can improve your condition, with (surprise) diet and exercise. go for green and white!
    2916 days ago
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