Has anyone had any experience with bone mineral disorders such as osteoporosis or severe osteopenia diagnosed after esophegectomy? And does anyone have experience with treatment of these disorders in a post-esophagectomy patient.
I have had two bone density scans, the most recent about two weeks ago. It showed a slight worsening of bone density from previous scan. Doctors think that it is due to malnutrition and surgery, and possibly long term high-dose PPI treatment before the surgery. I was told that my bone density is now that of the average 88 year old male. I am 43 yo Army vet and retired police officer. Bones likely fine before all of the medical issues. Also have major teeth issues post-op and severe unexplained bone pain.
We are holding off on treatment, mainly due to concerns about jaw and bone pain. Will recheck and start treatment if any fractures occur.
Was wondering about any first-hand experience of treatment of bone mineral disorders in this population. Any feedback is appreciated. \w