I was taken aback to read the extensive basic screening work-up that Susan Brown recommends on her Better Bones site: betterbones.com/testing/wha...
"One of the basic principles of the Better Bones Program® is that all osteoporosis, all excessive bone loss, or all real increased risk of low-trauma fracture has a cause. To better understand any undetected causes of bone loss, it is important to obtain a medical work-up — that is, further tests that can help find the causes of osteoporosis."
Has anybody had a work-up that resembles this in any way, shape, or form? Or has there been little evidence to support the need for this level of work-up? I've no idea how many people with OP or osteopenia have an underlying cause that can be identified and rectified, thus forestalling expensive fractures, loss of independence etc.
In my case, I've 2 siblings with early-onset osteoporosis, and I've recently sustained a fracture. Nonetheless, I can not obtain NHS DXA scanning etc. Neither of my siblings has experienced anything like the work-up Susan Brown PhD suggests - they were placed on OP medication after their fractures (fx imaging followed by limited DXA scanning confirmed their diagnosis).