Youngatheart.7.4.12

Smoking, Osteoporosis and You

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Dec 14, 2018

 This morning's blog by janicesullenger reminded me of one I wanted to write.  I was told by a rheumatologist that if you are a small-boned female you have a 100% chance of developing osteoporosis.  If this is true and you smoke, you will get it earlier and more severely.  She said diet, exercise and supplements have no appreciable affect on it.    I can attest to THAT.  I have had THREE orthopedic surgeries in just the past year!! I had a diet full of calcium, and exercised EVERY day.  Smoking and my stature are 100% to blame for my troubles.

Who knew?  I certainly didn't.

Others - be forewarned.

Nancy

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