Karen Whaley - Sebastian, FL
I am Karen Whaley, I'm 83 years old. I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of bone loss in 1999 and was told by my primary doctor at the time, after I asked what I could do to help it, that it was just an aging disease, common in women. And that there was nothing I could do about it.
I've always been active, walking three to six miles in the hills of Kentucky or on flat beaches in the south. And I've had a high calcium diet. But in 2017, my DEXA scan showed, for the first time, increased bone loss.
I went on the internet and researched and found AlgaeCal Plus. And that's what I started taking along with Strontium Boost as directed. During those two years before my next bone scan, I had a setback from a bone infection, osteomyelitis in the finger of my right hand and I was told that I was going to lose the finger.
I was put on multiple antibiotics for four months daily and had severe reactions to that. In doing so, I also had stopped anything and everything I was taking, except the daily antibiotics. I lost 15 pounds, became quite ill but finally I was again pain free and I got over it and went right back to AlgaeCal Plus and the Strontium Boost. And I was taking those on a daily basis, just like is directed until my next bone scan in 2019.
My next bone scan showed, the results showed my lumbar spine bone mineral density within the normal range with an increase in 7.8%. My left hip bone mineral density showed an improved range with an increase of 3.9%. And my primary doctor said, "whatever you are doing, keep it up."
So I hope for continuing increasing scores after I get back on my regular walks and my weekly line dancing. So thank you so much AlgaeCal.