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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Bony Stories: the history and signature in your bones

Bones are an odd piece of equipment really. They are very much with us while we’re alive, but they do tend to stick around for a long time after we’ve gone, leaving skeletal trails all over the place, sometimes in very inconvenient spots, such as the discovery of Cro-magnon man down some poor chap’s well […]

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OSTEOPOROSIS CASE STUDY: BETTIE CILLIERS (SOUTH AFRICA)

Whether you are already diagnosed with osteoporosis or you are unaware you are at risk, a fracture may well become a reality – sometimes caused by a simple misadventure that in a younger, stronger boned person would not cause a problem. Rehabilitating a fracture, especially if your bones are already compromised by osteoporosis can be […]

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Osteoporosis and Attitude: learning to dance

Attitude is everything, they say. As we think, so we are. This is no different when it comes to disease and discomfort. How seriously we allow something to ruin our moment, our day or our life, really depends on the way we view it, because our minds control so much of the experience of our […]

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A MESSAGE FROM LEE-ANNE FREELAND HUGHES

NOFSA BRAND AMBASSADOR 2020 As we all know Lee-Anne, our NOFSA Brand Ambassador, is a sports fanatic and a runner par excellence! We popped in to see how she is keeping sane during lockdown and also staying fit in the name of bone health! Says Lee-Anne, “The first day of lockdown I ran 4km in […]

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Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

There is often some confusion between these two conditions, but either way neither is going to make your day any better. Both are boney issues and so there are some similarities, but should you contract either, it is good to know what to expect in the way of symptoms and treatments. So the need to […]

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Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta and its range of associated symptoms will vary greatly among different individuals. Some may not experience any bone fractures or only a few, while others may be more severely affected and experience multiple fractures. The condition may therefore present symptoms from mild to debilitating. Fractures may initiate at any age. Origins: Genes and […]

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Osteoporosis and Diet Disorders

There’s a very tidy relationship between what we eat and our bones. And often, it’s the one key relationship we don’t think about. Being aware of what your body needs to be healthy is important – and there is a host of information at your fingertips at any given time. In general we know what […]

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NOFSA appoints Brand Ambassador for 2020

The National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa recently appointed their Brand Ambassador for 2020. Being the only non-profit, voluntary health organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health in South Africa, the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA), is dedicated to increasing awareness of Osteoporosis to everyone. Lee-Anne Freeland-Hughes (age 29) was appointed on 19 […]

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