I’m continuing to gather information in order to make a well informed decision about osteoporosis treatment.
I requested a blood test to check calcium and vitamin d levels. Calcium is normal , vitamin d insufficient (38.3 nmol/L)
This is surprising as I regularly eat oily fish and eggs and spend at least two hours a day outside walking with my dog. I also spent a month in Australia earlier in the year so surely my vitamin d should be well topped up. I know that my age (73) means that absorption is compromised but I do wonder if there is some underlying condition in need of investigation ( hyperparathyroidism?)
My GP is totally uninterested saying that everyone in the uk has low levels. He refused to prescribe supplements despite NHS guidelines of 2018 showing clearly that I am eligible.