Dec 11, 2009
So I got the results of my latest bone density testing. Compared to 2007 results for reference (though it is a different machine).
Results from 2007 are:-
Lumbar spine L1-2 1.405, 119%, Z=1.9
R. total hip 1.216, 123%, Z=1.9
L. total hip 1.199, 121%, Z=1.7
New results from 2009 are:-
AP spine L1-4 1.315, 103%, Z=0.3
Right femur neck 1.100, 106%, Z=0.4
Left femur neck 1.084, 104%, Z=0.3
Left Forearm 0.833, 95%, Z=-0.5
The Z score tranlates to % of bone.
This therefore means I have had a bone loss of approx. 15% from the 3 sites compared.
The previous results from 2005 compared with 2007 showed an accross the board 2 - 3 % loss (so a total loss of just under 20% in 4 years).
Although the current actual numbers are ok, I would think that the rate of loss is alarming. If this rate continues unabated, I could expect to osteoporosis in 3 years, or less. Considering we don't know when the rate accelerated from the 2-3% up to the 15%.
Sent results to my dr, but no word yet, and no schedule with him til next year. Maybe it's nothing and i'm over reacting.