Are You Concerned About Osteoporosis?

United States
February 24, 2008 5:27pm CST
Osteoporosis is a dreaded disease in which the persons bones become weak and brittle. If left unchecked, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. Any bone can be affected, but the ones of special concern are fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am very concerned about falling. I have been falling a lot the last couple weeks. I seem to be getting light headed a lot. I try to take my calcium with vitimin D each day but I am still concerned. I cannot take the prescription drugs for osteoporosis. Are you concerned about osteoporosis? What are you doing to prevent this disease from hitting you?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I am concerned with Osteoporosis because it runs in our family. I am trying to eat healthier and drink alot more milk than I used to so I can try to help revent it from happening to me as I get older. I heard milk helps to keep our bones strong.
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• United States
25 Feb 08
My doctor also told me that walking will increase the quality of our bones.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I probably need to do more of that but with my work schedule online, I do not have much time. I try to ride my exercise bike and walk on my treadmill when I get a chance to, but I never have enough time in a day. I wish I did.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
have you gone back to a specialist to see what is up?