Your story sounds familiar. My mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago just after turning 70. I’m 48 and am focused on trying to hang on to as much lean body mass as I can as I go through menopause. I like that you pointed out that thinner is not always better.

I also work in an infusion clinic that treats patients with osteoporosis. The good news is that there are many effective treatments available. It might seem like why bother starting a medication if you feel fine and have no broken bones. But like you point out, hip fractures are devastating, and even deadly. Your healthcare provider can help you weigh the risks and benefits of treatment.

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I'm sorry to hear that your family has a similar story. It's heartbreaking to witness. I'm glad you're on the ball with proactive measures and wish you many years ahead of strong bones!

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