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Re: when to test for osteoporosis

Re: when to test for osteoporosis

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Posted by Paula on October 23, 1999 at 18:42:37:

In Reply to: when to test for osteoporosis posted by char on September 22, 1999 at 12:00:18:

: when should a woman have a bone density test? i am 44 years old and had milk allergies from age 15 to about 35 when they subsided. i took calcium supplements when i was pregnant (28 and 31 years) my mum and grandmum both had it i'm sure. my mum is bent over and has a hump on the back of her neck - i have had one for years also. i am taking 1,000mg calcium supplement a day and also have hypothyroidism - underactive thyroid for 5 years now which i take a synthetic hormone drug for. i fell last xmas and broke my arm when i banged it on a cupboard as i fell. should i get tested now to see if i can be doing more to prevent it? i live in toronto.

NOW! I have been taking calcium supplements all of my life and have just discovered
that my body does not "process" calcium! I broke my hip when I was in my thirties.
When I had my bone marrow density test at 41, it showed deterioration. Who knows
how long this had been going on. I wish I had gotten tested sooner!


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