Osteoporosis In Mid 40's

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Asked by Thinxminx

Osteoporosis In Mid 40's

I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis 2 yrs ago and I just recently went for another Bone Density the beginning of this yr and the results were worst. I am only in my mid 40's and from what my doctor is telling me, there is no treatment for someone who has not gone through Menopause yet, I am not even peri yet. He tells me once I go through Menopause he can/will begin treatment. I am worried that in 10 or so years it will be even worse, any suggestions?

Thinx

Answer

Hi Thinx, welcome! It's true that all the osteoporosis meds are approved for post-menopausal women. Do you know the cause of your osteoporosis? This question is very important, because you can treat the cause and improve your z-scores.

Here's some info on secondary causes for bone loss, and medications that cause bone loss.

You can take a look at you vitamin and supplement intake to see if it's up to par and be sure you are doing weight bearing exercise. Have you had your vitamin D level tested? If not, see if you can have this done so you know if your deficient or normal and how much you'll need to take each day. Be sure to get enough calcium, but calculate your diet intake first, then supplement if you need to.

If you have any more questions, just post again.

Good luck, and I hope these ideas get you started in treating this without meds.

Answered by Pam Flores