Post-polio and Osteoporosis

I am not sure how many polio survivors, especially men, are aware of the relationship between post-polio and osteoporosis. This connection has been brought to my attention when a colleague of mine, also suffering from post-polio, fell and broke his femur. The major cause was osteoporosis. Following his suggestion, I had a bone density scan, and sure enough my density level is at 85% of the norm, despite the fact that my daily diet includes health portions of yogurt, cheese and milk. Nonetheless it is obviously not enough. I have now added the intake of 1500 mg of Calcium and 400 mg vitamin D.

Zeke H., California