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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    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
    emoticon This is treatable! emoticon
    2912 days ago
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    im glad you got the data you needed to fix things, good luck!
    2916 days ago
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    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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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