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decreased bone density

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?
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Hi there!

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.

Take care!
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