Has anyone been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I just found out that i probably have it.
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.
Hi I've been diagnosed with osteoporosis when I was 27 years old. Thanks to prednisone.
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 also take calcium supplements for my osteopenia.