I have just been dagnosed. I am 51, but had my first major leg break at 49. I had a bone density test done and it was passed as ok when it should have been red flagged. I have had 3 serious breaks, the last being my back in March, when they started taking me serious and a diagnosis was made.
My mum and sisters had it this young! They exercised, ate healthily, took pain killers and doctors continued to support them! When necessary they got mobility equipment but none of us have had surgery!
Lisa I believe there is a hereditary nature. My mum was diagnosed with osteoporosis early but she also went through menopause early and we know that's a risk factor. I went through menopause at 43 so no estrogen since then. I suspect that the treatment option the specialist may suggest will be HRT which makes sense. Helen I did look at ElgaeCal but it does seem very expensive so I haven't bought it yet. I have had my thyroid check a couple of times over the past couple of years and its been normal. I injured my knee in December and just had surgery last month and am still recovering but hope to get back into exercise soon as I believe that it is also a good idea. I have always walked and my hips are strong....its just my spine! Thanks for your support ladies
Helen, yes, but not if you take thyroid medication or meds that decrease bone, I read.