I remember the doctor telling me at 40 that I had osteoporosis, but he said it was common in fair-haired, light-skinned, small-boned women of European descent. Guess I don't have the strong peasant stock. Well, at least I got my brown eyes from my mother's side. I'm 62 (soon to be 63) and still don't have to wear glasses except to read tiny print or if the light is low. I feel lucky about that. Everyone in my family wore glasses full-time by the time they were 45.
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My Grandmother just fell and broke her shoulder and that reminded me of this thread. She has osteoporosis because she is quite old and has lost a lot of weight quickly. I have osteopenia from too much prednisone, and a lot of people with lupus do too.
Here are some tips for helping build and keep bone density. Dancing is the top of the list! nof.org/articles/238
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one!
I'm biased because I'm lactose intolerant....and I'm also *living proof* that we don't need dairy for strong bones because I regained most of the bone density I lost on a high dose of prednisone, without a drop of milk! I haven't had dairy since 2000!
Great information, thanks for sharing! I also have had some marked bone loss from prednisone, and have osteopenia. I am hoping my next scan shows some improvement. So many people think dairy is the only/best way to get calcium, but it's absolutely not true! There are plenty of foods that have just as good or even better amounts of calcium, and are better for you! Also, I never realized weight bearing exercise helped with bone loss until I started doing some research. Now I make sure to make it part of my routine!!
Hello! "Strong Women Have Strong Bones" is the name of a book I read a long time ago. I know it's not always true though...strong women sometimes have to take prednisone, and eventually hit menopause....and those are two reasons we might have to work at having strong bones.
I've been taking prednisone for a long time so I had a lot of bone loss, but I've recovered most of it with weight bearing exercise and a lot of plant-based calcium-rich food.
Let's share tips for bone health! My tips for today is a Spark blog: The Surprising Benefits of Nut Butter/The Best Nut Butter for Healthier Bones:
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