I have just received the results of my DEXA scan taken after a fracture of my wrist 4 months ago and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis . I fell on ice and cracked it, I think anyone would have had a fracture under such circumstances, I went such a crash! My scores are -2.9 for spine and -2.5 for hip and I have been prescribed Alendronic Acid. My GP tested my slightly high calcium in my blood and found borderline hyperparathyroidism (too much parathyroid hormone in the blood resulting in weakening of bones through loss of calcium) but the endocrinologist I was referred to isn’t concerned and is happy for me to take calcium supplement. I also have a hiatus hernia and suffer from chronic gastritis so of course I am concerned about the effect of AA on that. My query is should I start down the route of medication at this stage or be better to try alternatives? I walk 2-3 miles daily and swim weekly. Overall I have an reasonably active lifestyle. I am 69. Thank you.