I agree. Plus, there is the risk that women may displace other good nutritional sources to compensate for the calorie intake of the alcoholic drinks.
For example, 2 glasses of wine have 180 cal or so, which would then have to be eliminated from your diet if you want to maintain your weight. Those calories could replace a glass of skim milk (86 cal), a cup of broccoli (50 cal) and 1 oz of tinned tuna (33 cal)!View Thread
Good luck, and I hope they will recommend that you try Forteo. I haven't used it myself, but if my condition worsened and my fractures increased, I would definitely consider it.
As for exercise, it sounds as if you would have to stick to things like swimming, walking, light weights for now. Cycling and the elliptical are also low-impact options. What exercise have you been doing that aggravated the fracturing?View Thread
Wise words from the NOF. Supplements can play a vital role in the management of osteoporosis.
It's very difficult to have one's diet's spot-on day after day, with all the required amounts of nutrients.
And even those who think they get enough vit. D from the sun, may not spend enough time every day in the sun. Besides, they don't know how efficient (or not) their bodies are in making vit. D. As we age, our bodies are not that adept in doing it any more.View Thread
You can get sufficient calcium from Caltrate supplements if you follow the dosage instructions, no need for others as well.
Good to hear you are eating healthy, with lots of vegetables, which have so many benefits. Very important though, don't neglect the lean protein (from sources like fish, chicken, lean red meat, lean pork, egg-whites, beans, dairy, nuts).
Hi Momsygirl I think most people who get diagnosed with severe osteoporosis feel very nervous, like you, especially initially. I was diagnosed with an even worse score 13 years ago when I was 35, and here I am still today, living a normal life! I am also much fitter than I was then, as I have been exercising diligently. See this as an opportunity to start taking care of yourself even better - exercise vigorously and on most days, make sure your diet is based on very healthy, fresh, unrefined foods. It is essential that you take calcium and vit. D. Order online if you can't get it where you live. You get a Caltrate type that contains both vit D and calcium. As for medication,what does your doctor recommend? I took Fosamax for a number of years,but the last 7 years or so I've been on Strontium ranelate (I am not sure if it is still not available in the USA, as I don't live there), which has helped me a lot.View Thread