I recieved a letter from the hospital detailing a 12% risk following a DXA scan which I thought sounded low risk but the GP told me I have osteoporosis via a telephone call. I've booked a face to face appointment in a few week's time. I was sent for the scan after 2 falls and ankle fractures and then fell again but no fracture. I have been prescribed Alendronic Acid, vit D3 and calcium I have not started the AA as I wanted more information before deciding to take it. I have been taking D3 for about 3 years and my level is good, along with magnesium and K2-MK7, vitamin C and a good B complex. I have been eating prunes for about 6 months as only just found out they may be good for bones, also taking some zinc.
How is osteoporosis defined in diagnosis, obviously something showed up in the DXA scan but what do I need to find out at my appointment or before?
I started an exercise program about a year ago so do I need to modify it? If so, can you suggest any good YouTube or other places I can get advice?
A bit confused at the moment and not sure what this will mean for life, work and the future. Good advice or reassurance welcomed.