My mother was dying of kidney failure as well as heart failure and was left unconscious from a stroke. Her bones broke very easily, and nurses had to be careful turning her. I was told at the time that she had osteomalacia, but she had compression fractures before, and I thought she had osteoporosis then.
Princess Bubblegum, I recently did some research on osteomalacia and Birdlady has explained the differences between it and osteoporosis very well. I did discover that osteomalacia is often misdiagnosed as osteoporosis and that both cause fractures. No where did I see that one person can have both, but my research was not exhaustive and perhaps I just didn't ready a study or article concerning that possibility.
FYI, my research was prompted by ladies on this site who had fractures and osteoporosis diagnoses but normal DEXA scans. If you do some research, also check out adult HPP, it's often a missed diagnosis with similar symptoms to osteoporosis. Isn't this all confusing and overwhelming?
I hope this is helpful. 💚
I like the idea of growing old and being able to cope with our medical problems, especially if we try to keep ourselves as healthy and as active as is possible and onto having helpful, family, but not completely relying on them and hopefully nursing care at home if possible, so life Carries on to see our families. It will be very hard for those who get a lot of breaks etc to cope with being turned often to stop the bed sores and if there's going to be the nursing staff available. Good luck and stay safe and abd have a caring way through life for all of us who have osteoporosis and the Osteomalacia (I hadn't heard of that before) sending hugs PrincessBubblegum and the rest of MyOsteoTeam. Thinking of you all as we grow older, there's a lot of you who have had it for years, it would be interesting to know, how strong you all are or how many breaks, fractures and compressions you've had. I am blessed I haven't had much go wrong at all. Bless you all. 😀❤️💝🙏🏻XXXX
@A MyOsteoTeam Member Google search revealed that Ostermalacia the bones are SOFT -Osterporosus the bones are porous and brittle. Hugs
Thank you, and I hope you continue to be blessed. I wonder also if one "osteo" can change into another worse type. Osteopenia can become osteoporosis, for example. Also, there can be life changes--not just falls and fractures-- but certain medications and treatments that are life saving but can make bones more likely to break. I still like to think of getting older as moving further into my prime!
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