Psalm 31:9-10 - Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. The bones most likely to be affected are the hip, spine or wrist, but other bones can break too. As time passes, the damage to the bones can become all encompassing. The bones lose density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. As bones become less dense, they weaken and are more likely to break.
It’s important if you have osteoporosis to keep your body moving through exercise. If you have a more sedentary lifestyle, you’ll be more prone to the disease. It’s important to keep moving. This can simply be a walk around the block, or if you like to go to the gym this also would be a big asset, because lack of exercise can cause osteoporosis to become worse.
Here are a few symptoms of osteoporosis: back pain, loss of height over time, a stooped posture, a bone that breaks much more easily than expected. You’ll find the risks and factors contributing to osteoporosis, how to prevent the disease and information on what can be done to stop osteoporosis from getting worse on mayoclinic.org in their article, “Osteoporosis.”
When you are in distress over living with osteoporosis, God is near. He is the one to hold your hand and help you get up and walk to strengthen your bones and this can in fact lessen pain.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.