Hello to all,
I just this week got the results of my last BMD test which indicated my osteopenia is worsening..my most recent Z score was 2.4, which means I am 1/10th of a point away from a diagnosis of osteoporosis. I'm absolutely terrified and am looking to find out more about my options. I am only 46 years old, and have always been healthy and active. I exercise regularly, I eat a healthy diet, I only have 1-2 cups of coffee a day, I have a few glasses of wine a week, I don't smoke, I don't take any regular medications like steroids or beta blockers...I know what I'm supposed to do and I've been doing it! But over the last three years, since my first test, my scores have worsened. I've been trying to take my calcium supplement more regularly (I'm an awful pill taker!) over the past year, since my last BMD. My mother had really bad osteo, but she also had a hysterectomy in her 40's without any HRT, which is what I always had assumed was the main cause of her condition. Now I'm not sure. My doc just had my Vit D levels checked and I'm waiting on the results. I thought I wanted to just begin biophosphonate treatment because of it's effectiveness, but after recently reading up on the side effects I'm having serious second doubts. What options are there? I see a chiropractor who uses a whole food supplement line called Standard Process, and I am sure he will have a recommendation for me...I haven't spoken with him yet, but I'm not always sure I fully trust his plans.
Any help any of you can give me would be truly appreciated. I am very concerned about my future and I will do what I can to help myself be healthier! Thanks for your support.