my osteoporosis .
Dear Dr Batmanghelidj M.D.,
I was previously diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis and two collapsed vertebrae, which led to the loss of 3 inches in height. Since the diagnosis, I have done everything the doctors recommended to maintain the level of bone density I had and to prevent any further fractures, but I increased my water intake.
This week I had an appointment for a bone density test. During the test, the technician said the results didn't look right on the hip measurement and she decided to redo that portion of the test. ( I think she could not believe her eyes because of the 17 % increase.)
The doctor said that the test results revealed that there is a 10 % increase in bone density in my back and a 17 % increase in bone density in my hip. There has also been a gain of 1 inch in height.
This disease affects men and women. It is considered the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S.
1.3 million bone fractures are attributed to the condition annually. Thank you so much for your book Your Body's Many Cries for Water, it certainly turned my life around.