At what age would someone with UC start getting a bone scan to check? Anyone?
UC itself does not cause osteoporosis. However, Prednisone is bone wasting, and if you have been on pred for a year or more (continuously or cumulatively) then I would get a DEXA bone scan to see where you are at. If you have not been on pred at all (or only briefly), then no worries about
Bone loss happens to everyone at an expected rate as we age. However abnormal/faster bone loss can happen to us due to steroid usage. Identifying those of us who have this issue, and countering it helps. With my oste
openia, I take a daily tablet of Vitamin D and C, all I need to keep things in check. For those with osteoporisis, meds and other options are available.