Does Exercise Help Osteoporosis?
Yup…at least in my case.
I fell into osteoporosis last year and my doctor began a vigorous campaign to put me on medication. From what I’ve read, the medication has several side effects that I wished to avoid (blood clots, spontaneous thigh fractures, mysterious jaw/bone pain), so Imy doctor and I agreed on an experiment. I would do weight-training and see what effect it had on my bones.
“Remarkable, simply remarkable!” was my doctor’s reaction to my last bone density test. I had not only stopped bone loss, but built bone density so that I am now out of the osteoporosis range.
In another year I’ll have the bones of one of you kids!
Great news…except that now I need to keep lifting weights. Groan!
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