2013-06-12 Wednesday

According to my Doctor at Mayo, I’m losing bone density “at an alarming rate”.  She’s working on getting me a consultation with Endocrinology because she thinks I need to consider drug intervention.  I’ve lost 12% bone density in 4 years.  I’m not sure what the loss % was with the prior tests (there are a total of five, the baseline was done in 2002).  I do recall being told it was a potential problem.  From my research (yes, Google), it’s not uncommon for a woman to lose as much as 20% of her bone density in the 7-10 years following menopause.  I figure I’m right on that parameter.  My baseline was done a bit earlier than usual, because I was curious and wanted to see numeric proof of the benefit of my efforts towards exercise.  My baseline was not what we expected and you could look at that two ways:  1)  Exercise is of no benefit.  2)  How much worse would it have been had I not had the exercise benefit?  The mentioned drug interventions are fraught with side effects I’m not willing to expose myself to without first having tried a more natural approach.  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates.  I’m going to consult a Registered Dietician.

 

One Response to “2013-06-12 Wednesday”

  1. Anne Fuehrer says:

    Best of luck to you. I am just starting to go thru menopause and am concerned about the bone density issue.