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Louise’s Story

“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’s Story

The first person in the UK to try Marodyne LiV

“I was shocked to be told by my NHS GP that the policy here is I could not have a scan until I had sustained two fractures!”

Effects of her diagnosis

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. “My doctor advised me to get a bone density scan on my return to the UK as I was already of an age considered at risk of osteoporosis.  However, I was shocked to be told by my NHS GP that the policy here is I could not have a scan until I had sustained two fractures!”  Louise persisted with her request until she was given a scan which revealed she had osteopenia.

 

“I thought my outdoor activities in the sunshine and taking a Vitamin D supplement would maintain my strength and bone health” says Louise.  However, she found her strength was slow to return after breaking her arm and so was glad to be using Low-intensity Vibration to help her recover.

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“I feel more energised and better in myself.”

Additional time on the device helps ease aches and pains

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.

In November 2017, two years after starting to use Marodyne LiV, Louise had another DEXA scan at the Harley Street clinic in London to establish if it was helping. The results were very promising and showed that her lumbar spine BMD (Bone Mineral Density) from L1-4 had fallen by 3.0% since 2012, which was less than the 5.0% loss expected for someone of her years, based on the expected loss rate of approximately 1% per year.

As well as enjoying better bone health, Louise found relief from muscular tiredness, easing of her stiff neck and a general feeling of improved well-being using Marodyne LiV. “After 10 minutes on the device I feel more energised and better in myself.”

“Complete stabilisation of your bone density”

Louise hasn’t let osteopenia slow her down.  Her regular outdoor activities – walking and gardening – continued and she was involved in setting up a social enterprise community vineyard in North London. She has an allotment and runs various community events and projects for food growers.  Natural build projects -creating small buildings and outdoor ovens for community groups with straw bales and cob – are her passion and she is currently managing the restoration of a large geodesic dome for use as a community space.

 

Now after using Marodyne LiV for six years, Louise continues to enjoy good bone health and was delighted to see her consultant summarise the results of her most recent DEXA scan in 2021 saying “there has been complete stabilisation of your bone density.”

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of women will be affected by osteoporosis

We can’t ignore the damaging impact osteoporosis has on women’s lives

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million women are suffering from osteoporosis in the UK

Up to 80% of us will experience osteoporosis in our lifetimes

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billion is spent by the NHS managing osteoporosis

To protect patients and healthcare providers, we need to focus on preventing the causes of osteoporosis, not treating the outcomes

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Menohealth

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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“Fighting osteoporosis with Marodyne LiV is my new hobby!”

Patricia Cox, 71, High Wycombe

“It has improved my mobility and I definitely feel stronger both physically and mentally.”

Dorothy Wood, 72, Sheffield

“I’m so grateful to Marodyne LiV and feel much better for doing something natural to boost my bone health.”

Danah Witkin, 57, London

“I move more freely after using Marodyne LiV: it’s a great warm-up”

Trevor Dyson, 66, Northamptonshire

“I have a regular routine with the Marodyne LiV and use it each morning. The buzzing is like having a friendly bee with me!”

Lis Harding, 79, Chester

“I’m delighted to have found such a wonderful, gentle way to help my bones.”

Mavis Ahern, 73, Brecon

“I’m so relieved to be off all medication”

Geraldine Chamberlain, 67, Colchester

“I chose Marodyne as it’s a natural, proactive way to tackle my osteopenia”

Lesley Wilkinson, 65, Ripon, North Yorkshire

“I use it every morning for 10 minutes the moment I get up”

Julie Arnold, 65, Beaconsfield

“I don’t want to suffer with osteoporosis like my sister”

Judith Darling, 58, Shropshire

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