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.
Be good to your bones.
They will thank you for it.