Re: C F and due for hip replacement - anyone?
People with CFS will have problems with bones and hips as they age because of the large amount of time they spend lying down in bed. Bones retain their strength with exercise, which CFS people dont do much of.
What will make this worse is if they drink fluoridated water. The fluoride displaces a natural bone mineral called boron.
If you do an internet search for "bones" and "boron", you will find further information.
There is plenty of advice about bones and calcium from medical authorities, but very little on the other minerals that help strengthen our bones.
Get some boron tablets from a health food shop, or online, and take 2 X 3 mgs with meals, for a couple of weeks.
You should feel a lot less hip pain.