I have osteopenia too.  It could be my age (almost 51) or genetics, since my Mom has it and so did my Grandma. It could be because I had my kids when in my thirties.  I wasn't on Prednisone for very long with UC, just a few weeks, but I do take Budesonide, which can also be considered a steroid, so maybe that is part of the cause. Whatever the case, I now take calcium supplements, Vitamin D3, and do strength training and cardio work to keep the bone density I have from getting smaller.  I can't turn back time, but I can sure try to keep if from getting worse.

I am 67 and have osteoporosis.  I’ve had some form of it for years.  I was on prednisone for many years.  Currently, I am on Prolia and had my 6th shot in June.  I know it is a controversial drug, but it is my decision to take it.  I walk 3 miles a day, yoga 3x a week, take calcium and Vitamin D.  I try to be careful in daily activities.  Who knows if it was the prednisone or not?  Lots of factors influence this condition.

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