Monday, October 20, 2008

Osteoporosis - Hip Fractures Can Be Fatal

It's hell getting old.

The drug companies bombard us with a million ways how our bodies and minds will fail us and how we need to take more drugs to be saved.

If that is the case, I don't think I want saving.

Yet, I don't want a hip fracture either. My dear maternal grandmother died from a hip fracture. She really died from hospital error but it was the hip fracture that landed her in the hospital.

So what should the millions of us in the aging population be doing to reduce the risks of hip fractures?

Most people want to take a magic pill instead of eating right, exercising, practicing good habits, taking calcium, etc. Try a dose of common sense instead.

Have you taken pills like Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec and suffered from hip fractures? If so, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. You are not alone. Pharmaceutical drugs are not always the solution; sometimes they're the problem.

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