Friday, April 13, 2012
Losing 4 inches in height
It's now affirmed at two different doctor offices and me standing next to the height measurer by the door at the local DMV when I and my husband renewed the car registration. I am only 5'7. Why is that scary? Because I was 5'11 and a half for years! I am sure of that measurement having had it taken at school and other doctors. Some years ago, I kept thinking I am getting shorter, I noticed my sister who I was taller then for a long time, looking taller then me.
How on earth did I lose 4 inches? One snarky doctor said, the fat had compressed my spine. Can anyone tell me, does this happen to seriously fat people? This article says height loss with age is normal, but 4 inches seems pretty excessive for someone my age. An osteopath did tell me that I likely have osteoporosis in my neck especially due to the years of steroid use for asthma and the thyroid and endocrine problems.
I think people's bones are suffering from lower nutrition too.