During a routine check-up my doctor measured me and I found I’d lost 5cm.
I couldn’t believe it.
I’ve had quite a bit of back pain over the years, but I don’t like to complain. And then I noticed I was getting shorter. I started to find it difficult to reach things on the top shelf in the kitchen – something I used to be able to do easily.
My doctor said it could be osteoporosis, but to confirm it he’d have to do a number of tests, including a back x-ray and a BMD (bone mineral density) test. The x-ray showed an old vertebral fracture which was probably the reason I experienced so much back pain, and the BMD (bone mineral density) test confirmed the diagnosis.