How we handle that change,
reveals our inner strength.
March 13, 2014
For those who are not familiar with Osteoporosis, it is the loss of bone density that affects many. It is primarily a concern for older females but can take it's toll on anyone.
There are many factors, conditions and health issues that can effect its progression.
Don't think that because you can't feel it or see it that it's "no big deal".
Invest in your future by getting a bone density scan at age 40 to get a base conditional assessment of your bones. A FRAX assessment can give you a guideline as well.
As for BOO, the damage is already done. Years of fighting with medical providers have come full circle. The answer was always "you're to young to be concerned" or "it doesn't hit until after menopause". THAT"S WRONG!!!!!
The day that you learn that your bones are nearly transparent on an x-ray, or a provider comments "holy cow, how old is this patient?" (thinking that you aren't within earshot) - is the same day that confirms, you were right all along.
So now the battle isn't about prevention, it's about protection and slowing the progression before the loss of bone density increases.
Stay active, eat right and keep your calcium intake up. Get a full check up to be sure that your body is metabolizing and utilizing the calcium as it should and that your vitamin D levels are promoting the proper absorption of the calcium.
Most of all, DO NOT let it change your enjoyment of life.
Be aware, be proactive, but mostly, be happy.