To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. The first time I discussed my situation with my doctor, he only went through the basics and we arranged a follow-up appointment for a few weeks later.
I had done some research and I asked my doctor a lot of questions during the follow-up appointment. He recommended a regular treatment programme that encompasses medicine, diet, exercise and vitamin supplements.
I found it easy to implement the medical treatment plan. However, I felt that my lifestyle was healthy enough. I might snack more than my doctor would like and I don’t exercise, but I feel fine. So I didn’t change anything.
A few months after I started the treatment, I started to read a pamphlet about how osteoporosis is known as a silent disease – it doesn’t affect people’s perceived health, but can be devastating when they suffer a fracture.