After a routine Mammogram and Pelvic scan to assess ongoing HRT prescribing, I was offered a Dexa Scan
This I had and am told today that I have quite significant Osteoporosis.
I am also on Levothyroxine for Under-active Thyroid and Dr wonders if I should cut down as I maybe over medicated. However through trial and error I do function best with a low TSH (0.9) on 100mcgs a day; In the past if I reduce to 75mcgs, my TSH shoots up - usually north of 10...and I feel awful. I feel well at 0.9....have energy and with the support of HRT, I feel very well.
Can anyone give advice about diet and whats best - in way of foods, but supplements? Dr has given me Calcium /Vit D - though was already using Vit D and levels are good for that and no other issues on my Blood profile.
I am not a good eater, lack appetite and always have really. Im slim, used to smoke but gave up 20 years ago. I unfortunately do seem to fit the profile for Osteoporosis and Im ashamed to say have never really given my bones alot of thought - stupidly. Ive always been fit and active, no fractures, I walk alot and go to the gym using weights. But thats about it.
Any advice please for diet, supplements and the right type of exercise....Ive read lot today but always prefer to ask real people!
Thanks so much all, I would appreciate any help.