My last bone density scan revealed these results: -2.2 (-0.1) for spine and -2.4 (-0.6) for left hip and -2.7 (-0.9) for right hip. My doctor advises taking drugs--fosamax or other similar drug or having a yearly injection. I was advised by my dentist not to take any bisphosphonates because I have chronic periodontitis. Consequently, I have very invasive dental surgeries regularly. I eat a calcium rich diet and I jog regularly. I don't smoke and I am a moderate wine drinker.
What should I do to slow down the bone loss?
It would not be possible to suggest any medications online as these need to be decided after a detailed evaluation, taking other comorbidities into account. If your dentist advised that the medicine should not be taken, I would suggest discussing with your prescribing doctor to replace the medication with other categories of drugs that may be suitable. Meanwhile the calcium supplementation may be continued.
Hope this helps.
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