I've just received the results of a Dexa scan I had in December. It shows osteoporosis in the lumber spine and osteopenia in the hip (BMD 0.872 g/cm & 0.789 g/cm respectively). What's probably more shocking is that it's described as 71% and 62% of a young adult respectively - I'm male and 63 and whilst I knew I wasn't in the summer of life, that seems a significant reduction!
Unfortunately i don't know what the figures were before i started on Prednisolone in February 2015; since that time the dose has been up and down, but generally 15 mg +, but I've also been on Alendronic Acid, which I stopped in November due to gastric issues. Last year I seemed to do a lot of outdoor activities including many long walks, and took a daily iCal with vit D, so I'm perplexed as to why the results seem so bad.
I'm due to see the consultant in mid February. Could anyone comment on their experience and the figures generally? Many thanks.