Helping women fight Osteoporosis
|Blythe Danner, and daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow|
We all know Blythe Danner as an award winning actress. Our children probably don't know who she is the mother of. Our children only know the name Gwyneth Paltrow. Well, we grew up knowing Blythe Danner. She is using her celebrity status for a very good cause. One that many of us ladies over 50 can relate to. Ms. Danner like many post menopausal women has osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the disease that makes our bones very weak and very prone to fracture. Osteoporosis really has no symptoms until you do get a fracture which can be extremely debilitating in so many ways.
Ms. Danner and Amgen started "Act 2 Reduce Fractures", which is an educational campaign for women to educate themselves, take action, and speak to their doctors to learn what they can do to prevent, treat, and reverse osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is reversible!!!!
"One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime," said Kathleen Cody, executive director, American Bone Health. "And many women don't proactively work with their doctors to help manage the disease and understand the factors that may increase their risk for fractures. Our goal is to encourage women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures to take action and speak to their doctors to learn all they can about helping to strengthen their bones."
"What I'm working on with my doctor is a plan that includes exercising, eating right and taking a medicine called Prolia along with calcium and vitamin D," said Danner. "Every woman is different, and I encourage women to work with their doctors on a plan that is right for them."
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