Are we all on the 'osteoporosis highway' or is just me?
October 9, 2009 6:56pm CST
I was setting in the Breast Cancer office today waiting for my appointment to have that wonderful mammogram exam that I have to have done every year now. I picked up the May 2009 issue of Family Circle because it had a bouguet of lilacs on it and I love them so it caught my eye. In it I found an article on the Dynamic Duo of Vitamin D and Calcium that prevents osteoporosis and debilitating fractures. They are finding some interesting things out about Osteoporosis.The article also stated that women as early as in their 40's are being diagnosed. (I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 1995 or so. I wasn't told much about it but I started feeling it. I think the arthritis that I feel in my left hip and my knees is caused as much by that as by over weight. I take a tablet called Advance Triple Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM with Joint Lubricant. Ugly grey pills. I can really feel the different within just afew days.) The articles says: 'Experts recommend a daily dose of 1,000 to 1,400 mg.s of calcium and 800 to 1,000 IUD of vitamin d. Found in dairy products the mineral calcium helps increases bone density, while vitamin d, which the body produces in response to sunlight, helps with calcium absorption.' I wonder how many of us are getting enough of these two compounds. How many of us have been diagnosed with osteoporosis like I have? Have any of you gotten fractures? Are there any fears or questions? Let me hear from you. Both young and old. Are you aware? Is this news to you? Are you going to check your vitamins and/or ask your doctor about a supplement?
26 Nov 09
Hi Celtic, I've been grinding away the calcium with vitamin D since Easter, a daily chore as it tastes so foul, just like chalk, but no choice as I detest milk. I have a few other supplements but don't always take them daily. I just hope that they don't become another banned item to be sent out here as it would be terrifically expensive to actually pay the costs here for them. When the calcuim gets low though I'll definitely be looking for one that doesn't require chewing.