Has anyone been diagnosed with osteoporosis.   I just found out that i probably have it.

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I have osteopenia. I was told Prednisone use during the 20 years I had UC was the likely cause. It doesn’t normally show up for someone in their 40s and that is when they first saw it on a bone density scan.

Thanks for reply.  I've not taken Prednisone, but apparently I have multiple fractures on my spine and now I'm going to have to have a bone density test.  I was just wondering if osteoporosis is quite common in people with UC?

How old are you? Age is a factor as well- so is smoking. Lots of things could be factors as far as how you have lived your life, it also could be genetic and age related.

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I have it in my hip & spine. Trying my best not to take those awful osteoporosis meds.  I go to the osteoporosis clinic at NYU.


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.

Sorry to bump this thread, but I just got my DEXA scan results and they're worse. I've moved into full-blown Osteoporosis and I'm kind of freaking out. I'm taking calcium, but I just don't know if I'm absorbing anything. What forms of Calcium are you guys and gals using?

You need to take Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2, I also take co-enzyme q10 and also I use a good sea salt (Celtic or Himalayan pink salt are the best).  Weight bearing exercises and walking are essential or your bones won't grow back strong.  I chose not to take osteoporosis medication.  This is a youtube video I found interesting and helpful. 






Also chia seeds and tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) have lots of calcium so I have that every day .  I avoid calcium tablets.   

I also have osteoporosis  I am almost sure that my Ulcerative Colitis and after J-pouch surgery hit me over the top.  I am on prolia and it seems to be improving my bones.  I take a lot of vitamins, exercise.  I am not able to eat everything so that is another factor.  I try to just keep myself healthy.  I am very thin and can not gain weight.  I try to keep myself busy and try to be the best that I can.  

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