Monthly Archives: Aug 2020

RUNNING YOUR DREAM

She is flying downhill, feeling fantastic and thinking she is really going to do this. She has only 20 km’s left in a race that she has been training for and dreaming about for a year – the coveted Comrades Marathon. She looks over and sees him, her lover and her soul mate, Gawie, with […]

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MY  JOURNEY WITH OSTEOPOROSIS AS TOLD BY LYN (HER OWN WORDS)

“I’ve heard about osteoporosis, but thought I didn’t fit the profile.  It turns out you don’t have to fit the profile – thin, small boned, Caucasian and heading towards 60.  It’s amazing how you can have the symptoms, but something doesn’t “click”.  I was diagnosed with two fractures in my spine two years ago, found […]

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Hyperparathyroidism and Osteoporosis

The parathyroid glands are four small glands in the thyroid which control the calcium levels in the body: how much is absorbed from our diet, how much is secreted by the kidneys, and how much is stored in our bones. Although the parathyroid glands form part of the thyroid gland anatomically, they have no related […]

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