I couldn't help but think of the puzzled looks I received when I first asked a doctor about getting one. I didn't get one at that time because I was "too young."
Never did understand that response, "too young" - is there an age requirement for our health?
I hope that as you are reading this, that you will at least consider taking the time to ask your doctor about an assessment. What are your personal risk factors?
It is much better to know if you are at high risk, before you get there, then to get there and learn that it's potentially beyond repair. Or even worse, to find out about it AFTER a life changing injury.
My risks included lifelong overactive thyroid, and congenital lactasia (severe lactose intolerance) combined with small frame, family history and others. A person would have thought that all of this would have set off an alarm somewhere along the way.
So I am here, requesting that you (women AND men) please ask your doctor if you are at risk for developing a premature onset of osteoporosis and take steps to delay it's evil appearance. "Slow it down and keep mobility around!"
Contrary to a somewhat popular feminine belief, osteoporosis is NOT caused by menopause, but can be deeply affected by it.
I wish you all healthy strong bones for every day of your life. Remember the importance of weight bearing exercise and be kind to your body.