I'm not certain how old you have to be in your golden years. I don't think I'm there yet. I may be in my bronze years or possibly my silver years. Anyone know when the cut off dates are?
I do know that I am at the age when I have to take my bone density seriously ~ thus my infusion conclusion post. This morning I went for my first Reclast Infusion treatment.
Reclast is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. Reclast helps reduce the chance of having a hip or spinal fracture (break).
I've tried taking oral prescription medications to improve my bone density but my stomach could not tolerate them. After consulting with my primary care physician and an endocrinologist, I decided that the once a year Reclast infusion was my best option. (Thankfully, my health insurance covers the lion's share of the cost.)
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to our health. After hearing about all the cancer concerns etc with hormonal therapy for perimenopause/menopause symptoms, I decided to bite the bullet and not take any hormonal Rx during that time. It was rough going with hot flashes, restless sleep, etc. What I did NOT know was that hormonal therapy medications can help your bones not deteriorate as quickly. I'm not sure if I would have made the same decisions if I knew. Hindsight is 20/20 and so here we are.
Exercise (walking, chores), weight training (I use lite weights), and adding calcium to our diets is also important for strong bones.
This is the fifth post in my Aging Beautifully series. To revisit earlier posts in the series, you can find them by clicking on the link in the Sampler left sidebar.
In this series on Aging Beautifully, I hope to touch on all aspects of beauty and how we can nurture beauty in our lives and ourselves. I hope that you will join me and celebrate our beauty within and without (not without without but rather on the outside).
Be good to your bones.
They will thank you for it.