“I love using the Marodyne, it is so gentle and relaxing and simple to use”
Carol, 75, was first diagnosed with osteoporosis in March 2021 after breaking her arm from a fall. Her DEXA scan showed the extent of her osteoporosis, with a low T-score of -3.0 in her lower spine. Carol believes fracturing her leg in a previous bike accident caused her leg to become weaker and led to her fall.
Following her diagnosis, Carol was told by her GP to take bisphosphonates, but couldn’t tolerate them.
Seeking a natural alternative, Carol discovered the Marodyne LiV device through the Royal Osteoporosis Society website.
Carol’s device arrived in July 2021, soon after her first DEXA scan. She started using it twice every day for 10 minutes – once in the morning and afternoon – and hasn’t looked back since.
“After only a few days of using the swelling in my left knew went down and felt much better. This was amazing.”
Carol reports the device has improved her muscle strength and given her more confidence to attend her different exercise classes.
“I am now much more confident in walking and doing other exercise such as yoga and Tai chi.”
At her follow-up DEXA scan, Carol’s specialist nurse told her that her T-score had improved from 3.0 to 2.7 and recommended she keep doing what she was doing.
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“Put simply, this device has given me back my life and restored my confidence.’
Jane Ryan, author of the ‘Missing Dad’ teen spy thriller series, has always led an active lifestyle; horse-riding, kayaking and dinghy sailing – you name it. At age 60, however, she suffered a fracture to her femur after tripping over and was subsequently diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Not wishing to sacrifice her active lifestyle or face the side effects of the osteo-drugs recommended by her GP, Jane sought an alternative. That’s when she discovered Marodyne LiV.
‘Marodyne LiV is a life-changer for me. It has given me confidence that I can improve my bone health and regain my strength.’
Sylvia was just 53 when she was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. A DEXA scan revealed she had very low bone density with her lower spine having a T-score of -5.6 T. X-rays also showed she had experienced multiple fractures in her lower and upper back over the previous three years.
It was around this time that, by chance, Sylvia discovered Marodyne LiV in a magazine. Eager to find a solution, Sylvia got in touch.
“I thought my outdoor activities in the sunshine and vitamin D supplements would maintain my strength and bone health: but I still had osteopenia!”
Louise was diagnosed with osteopenia – the condition that precedes osteoporosis – in 2012 aged 61. Despite leading a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle, Louise was concerned for her bone health after she broke her arm while travelling in Australia.
Louise knew she had to be proactive to avoid her bone health deteriorating into osteoporosis. She was keen to try Marodyne LiV and was the first UK patient to start using the device in August 2015.
Diagnosed with osteoporosis aged 56
Danah was diagnosed with osteoporosis in September 2020 having had osteopenia for three years. She found it quite a shock to have this diagnosis and see the deterioration compared to the one she had received three years previously, especially as she exercises a lot and eats healthily. Danah was advised to take alendronic acid but didn’t want to take medication.
Looking for a drug-free way to combat the disease, Danah opted for a combination of HRT and Marodyne LiV.
Judith was diagnosed with osteopenia after she insisted on having a DEXA scan. She had no symptoms and felt and looked fine in herself. However, when her older sister discovered her osteopenia had progressed to osteoporosis, Judith wanted to get checked herself.
Judith’s DEXA scan result prompted her to take preventative action to avoid her bone health deteriorating further. She upped her calcium intake, returned to doing weight training and started working out with a personal trainer. She also looked into other natural preventative options and found Marodyne LiV.
Emma had an early menopause at 42 and was told then to keep an eye on her bones. A few years later, aged 50, she had a DEXA scan which showed the start of osteopenia. Emma didn’t want to take medication so set about doing more exercise and committed to walking further and more often. She much prefers natural therapies to drugs and ensured a healthy intake of Vitamin D, Vitamin K and calcium supplements to give her bones a boost.
Looking for an extra way to help her bones, Emma turned to Marodyne LiV.
We are working together with Menohealth to create a society free from osteoporosis. Julie Robinson, founder of Menohealth, shares our ethos that prevention is better than ‘cure’ when managing menopause symptoms and actively encourages women to take control of their bodies at this time of their life.
“I’m reassured by the fact Marodyne LiV is clinically approved to prevent and combat osteoporosis and the science backing its effectiveness looks strong,” says Julie. “As a 100% natural way to boost bone health, Marodyne LiV sits well alongside our stance here at Menohealth of taking a holistic approach to healthcare. I have no hesitation in recommending women look at using Marodyne LiV alongside making healthy diet and lifestyle choices during menopause.”
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