All Parkinson spatients are higher risk of osteoporosis but women have higher risk …I discussed this in my book Parkinson’s diva

Parkinson's Women

I opened the email from my primary care physician to read the results of my bone density test. I hoped an updated bone density test might bear information on why my leg is stiff. I was blindsighted to read the results. My doctor wrote:

“Hi Darcy,

I received your bone density test results and it does look like you have osteoporosis. Your bone density measurement study was consistent with osteoporosis, meaning your bones are more prone to breaking.

This is a big deal. Most people think of this related to breaking a hip. For your average person, that can be a life-altering event as 1 in 4 people with a hip fracture due to osteoporosis are dead in a year and 3 out of 4 are dead in 4 years.

Aside from hip fractures, people can also get compression fractures in the spine, which are tremendously painful and are the…

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One Comment on “Osteoporosis

  1. Thank you for your encouragement to be positive in my marriage. I need to be reminded that my spouse and I are continuing a journey together and love one another despite the changes that challenge us. With people like you who reach out to touch our hearts our struggles can have new meaning and help us to grow together as we face our 80’s.

    May God bless you as you carry on your work and ministry to all of us in the PD world. I so enjoyed seeing you this year at the Ochsner conference. Please return.

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