In 2018 I had a DEXA scan which showed osteopaenia. NOF was -2, total hip -1.3 and spine -1.9. A few weeks after that scan which, fortunately was done on my left side, I broke my right NOF running a marathon (no fall, classed as a high impact event) and joined this forum. I did leave hospital with Adcal and Alendronic Acid both of which I stopped taking after a very short time as I get enough calcium in my diet and with the Adcal I was overdosing and had a reaction to the AA. So for the last 2 years I have been taking K2, D3, Magnesium, Boron along with weight bearing exercises and plenty of walking.
With my vast experience (not) I feel that DEXA’s should be used as a guide and not taken as gospel as there are many variables that can make a difference. However, I have just had the results of my follow up, done on the same machine, and I have been able to compare visuals, which shows right NOF -2.1, total hip -1.3 and spine -1.7. Hip BMD has dropped by 0.6% and spinal BMD 2.8% increase. So I’m taking this as a keep on keeping on and will have my next scan in 3years.