It does seem incredible that a disease that can be diagnosed and can be successfully treated is not a major health issue. We must do all we can to prevent, treat and ultimately cure this painful and life restricting disease.
Living with osteoporosis doesn’t have to be a life sentence. There are medications and lifestyle changes available to help you manage your osteoporosis. These can allow you to enjoy an active lifestyle.
If you feel like you are alone with your osteoporosis, rest assured there are many people going through the same ups and downs you are. You can connect with other people who have osteoporosis online through OsteoLink. You can also contact your local osteoporosis society for support. Read about the experiences of people with osteoporosis from all over the world.
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I encourage young girls and boys to realize that the way they treat their bodies will have a big impact later in life. I know that teenagers consider themselves 'invincible', and I was that way too, of course. But it isn’t difficult to 'invest in your bones'. Don’t buy into the myth of starving yourself. Don’t be a couch potato. Eat wisely, get outside and have fun. Your body will thank you in a few years.
Although we have effective treatments for osteoporosis, each year millions of our grandmothers are crippled and disfigured because they don't have easy and sufficient access to diagnosis and medication.