Most folks only think about their hips when they have some pain there.
OUCH! Darn hip!
It’s time to change that, my friend. Think about them often. Think about taking care of them BEFORE you feel any pain, or at least before it gets worse.
Most importantly, think about keeping them as strong as you can by boosting your bone health… because a broken hip won’t just put you in a wheelchair or walker.
It could send you right to the grave!
Staggering new numbers expose the true long-term toll of these injuries, showing how they can TRIPLE your risk of death within a year.
Some of that of course is from whatever caused the injury itself. If you’re in a car accident or fall down a staircase, the broken hip might be the least of your worries.
In other cases, it’s not the broken hip… but the treatments!
Folks often require surgery, which packs a risk of complications and infections, which can also lead to death.
But that’s not all that’s on the line here.
Even if you survive that first year… you’re not in the clear, with the new study showing how the death risk lingers for YEARS afterward.
Eight years after a hip fracture, you’re still facing DOUBLE the risk of death!
The sad truth is many folks are never the same again after these injuries.
They don’t walk right — and some can’t walk at all, or do so only with so much difficult that they barely leave the sofa.
That sets off a chain of physical and mental decline, causing poor overall health.
The death certificate might say “heart attack” or “stroke,” but odds are it never would’ve happened if you hadn’t broken your hip.
This isn’t always within your control. No one ever sets out to get a broken hip on purpose, right?
Of course not.
But you CAN take action to keep your bone strong enough to handle any little mishap life throws your way.
One option: melatonin.
The “sleep hormone” is good for more than just sleep. A study on mice a few years back found it led to stronger, less brittle bone in just 10 weeks.
Ladies, you might need a little more help because the hole in your hormone tank that forms after menopause could leave you deficient in bone-building essentials such as growth hormone, thyroid hormone, DHEA, estrogen, testosterone, and even vitamin D (yes, it’s a hormone).
A naturopathic medical doctor can test your levels and refill the tank if it turns out you’re running low.