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An osteoporosis support and discussion community for patients and caregivers to share information about bone density, fractures, osteopenia, and more.

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Staying Active???

Mandymuff's journal



Staying Active???? Yes...I know...staying active is certainly a relevant term! To some it means running 3 miles a day. To others it means chewing their food with great vigor! But...whatever it means to you personally, WE DO ALL NEED TO BE ACTIVE! If we can't stay active physically, we still can stay active mentally. We cannot afford to vegetate. When our health becomes compromised ... Read More

Anxiety and Aging

Mandymuff's journal



First off........who is "aging"? Is it the people over 50? People over 70? It is neither of those....WE ARE ALL AGING! It has been a long time since I have met a person who is younger than they were yesterday! Oh yes.....some folks can be made to LOOK YOUNGER, but that has nothing to do with this topic. Somewhere around 60 years,(give or take a decade) we start to worry about aging ... Read More


Gene testing, precision medicine, and shared information

Brian's journal



Dear members, How should we be thinking about our genetic information when it comes to disease? It’s a question many of us are asking here on Inspire, sometimes very intensely, depending on the nature of the disease. The information we get from our genome can have a direct impact on so much, including how, or if, we can be treated for certain types of disease -- that is the nature ... Read More

National Osteoporosis Foundation

High Dose Vitamin K2 MK-4 15mg

In: Diet and nutrition




Buying this kind of high dosage pill when based outside the US is rather expensive and on this occasion was rather an pleasant experience - which is why I thought fellow members of the forum should know about it. I purchased the above from Relentless Improvement. As I could not find them for sale in the UK, I bought them directly from the company which is based in the USA. I bought ... Read More


Mandymuff's journal



When we are unwell it is sometimes very difficult to find the "good things" in our day, so, we stay focused on the pain, the inability, and the things which constantly bring us down. Finding "the positive" in any given day takes a lot of thought, incite, and just plain guts. However, that is what I am proposing for us, in this thread. Will it be easy every day? Certainly not! However ... Read More

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Osteopenia now after 4 years on Strontium Citrate

In: Osteopenia (low bone density)




I have been taking Strontium citrate, 680 mg at bed time, for the last 4 years and just got the results of my DEXA scan. My hip score is -2.1 and the lumbar spine is -2.6. The doctor says I am now Osteopenia and to keep doing what I've been doing. Four years ago my hip score was -2.9 and the spine was -4.0. That prompted me to research osteoporosis and found this site and The Bone ... Read More


FernM's journal



Hi; I have a problem with constipation and have off and on for yrs. I end up with diverticulitis and had to have colon resection done. I eat whole prunes which helps some and have a salad most days for lunch. I do end up using an enema a lot of day as I don't want to strain and end up with diverticulitis attacks again. Does anyone know of a natural treatment for this? Thanks ... Read More


What "Helper" Items/Tools Do You Use?

Mandymuff's journal



Many people start using "helper items" when in grade school.....all of a sudden the eyes need some need glasses. Then, first thing you know, you end up loosing a tooth in the front, and you find you need a small plate or implant...something so you don't look like a toothless wonder. Then about high school you break a leg, and have to use crutches for awhile. Maybe you break ... Read More

National Osteoporosis Foundation


In: Fractures




I’m 60 years old fell at the beach fractured my t12. I had the kypoplasty procedure done within a week of the accident! It was successful but I am experiencing pressure and muscle tension in my back! I have been to a chiropractor and he says nothing he can do! My question is this normal 3 weeks after the procedure and how long will it last!! Thanks desperate for answers ... Read More

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