Improvement in hip and spine

by Janet Ruckles
(Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)

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I am a 64 year old female with a history of osteoporosis for approximately 10 years. I was obese as a child and then lost a huge amount of weight in my 20's and 30's. A great deal of my bone loss can be contributed to poor diet habits. Therefore, my testimony has always been that when losing weight, one should never lose weight drastically and one should always eat plenty of calcium-rich foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

In 2004 I had a DexaScan that indicated a lumbar T score of -2.5 and a hip T score of -2.6. I had a DexaScan in 2006 showing improvement in both hip and spine. In 2009 my DexaScan lumbar T score was -2.3 and my hip T score was -2.5. Even though this is showing a small improvement, I am managing improve my scores, even as I age. This has been a great encouragement to me and I hope it will be to anyone reading this.

As stated above, I try to eat a calcium-rich diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits. I take calcium citrate, large doses of vitamin D, and one small dose of vitamin K each day. I also take a B-complex tablet 2-3 times a day as a preventative against kidney stones (from all the calcium) and 1 Betaine Hydrochloride tablet 3 times a day to help my stomach absorb these vitamins.

I exercise at the gym three days a week, do back exercises to strengthen my back and, on alternate days, when I have time, walk at least 15 minutes. If you are interested in strengthening your back, a plain, well-written paperback book is 'No More Aching Back.' I am sorry, but I do not remember the author's name as I just gave my copy to a friend to read.

Be encouraged!

Jan, Colorado Springs

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Aug 12, 2013
Cheated by Lindsey
by: Kate

I think the comment by Lindsey shows just why it is so important to read the CAUSES page and get clear about ALL the causes of your own bone loss.

Just doing things 'generally recommended' may not solve YOUR bone loss problem. You need to figure out exactly WHY you have bone loss and then address each of those issues - this is particularly true for anyone depending on natural means to reverse bone loss.

Be cause of this I often point out the the Causes page:

is one of the most important on this site. Cheated needs to do a bit more work before she can find success.

Aug 07, 2011
by: lindsey

in 2006 at the age of 37, 7 weeks after having my second child, i suffered 3 compression wedge fractures to my spine, after a dexa scan i was told i had osteopenia. forward 5 year of healthy eating and calcium tablets my next scan showed a vast improvement and i was told i didnt have it anymore that my bones were fine. In january of this year i joined a gym started working out and feeling much more confident. Four weeks ago after much back pain and numerous visits to my doctors that they finally sent me for an xray to be told that i have broken another bone in my back and that osteopenia doesnt ever get better only worse. to say that i feel totally let down and cheated it an understatement. i have read lots of sites like this one and i really believed that i could fix myself

Kate: If you read the Natural Treatments section, there are things that have worked - scientific studies showed that. But if you want/need pharmaceutical drugs, that is another route. Do be sure to check out the side effects of any drug.

Good luck. Let me know how you do. I care.

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