Women’s Health Week – The progresson of Osteoporosis over 50.

I am currently involved in a year long medical study for osteoporosis. My mother had the disease and shrunk five inches in just a few years. She really wasn’t hunched over, her spine was basically collapsing. She was in a lot of pain and became hooked on pain medication.

Here is a link to the study I’m participating in. http://striving.cloudapp.net/index.php/site/purpose_of_study

If I can prevent just one person from getting this awful disease, I will be very happy indeed!

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Over the last five days I have covered most of the stages in a woman’s life by looking at the phases in our reproductive cycle from conception through to menopause. I also wrote about the endocrine system and hormones whose protection does decrease as we get into our 50s and 60s. Without adequate nutrition and exercise, our skeleton too begins to weaken. As our bones become less dense we are at risk of fractures and loss of joint flexibility. Osteoporosis is more prevalent in women than men but affects both.

Statistics for Osteoporosis

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.

Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide – approximately one-tenth of women aged 60, one-fifth of women aged 70, two-fifths of women aged 80 and two-thirds of women aged 90.

Osteoporosis affects an estimated 75 million people in…

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2 thoughts on “Women’s Health Week – The progresson of Osteoporosis over 50.

    • Thanks! It’s been fairly easy, as the testing is for an app that sends texts reminding you to up your calcium and activity levels. 300 women are participating in the study, and I know I have increased my calcium as a result of being in the study. Thanks for the kind words.

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