“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. “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.
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.”
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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“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.
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.
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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