Be sure to get as much calcium as possible in your diet. You can also supplement 1200 units via supplements. Also, take at least 2000 units of vitamin D (via my PCP), and get regular weight-bearing exercise (like walking). I also have steroid exposure because of my asthma, so I've gotten a double whammy.
The supplemental calcium has become an issue after a study linking it to heart problems (atherosclerosis). There is still plenty of disagreement about
this. My past PCP (I keep in touch with him via email) wants me to continue supplements. My new PCP wants me to get the calcium via diet. My GYN suggest splitting the difference. 600 units of calcium via supplement and the rest via diet. She recommended drinking milk, which has 300 units/cup.
Here's a link that speaks to the calcium supplement risks that have been discussed lately:www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/expert-answers/calcium-supplements/faq-20058352
I don't know how old you are, but at some point you can get a dexascan to see how your bone density is holding up. Mine has been maintaining itself over the last 8 years or so.Good luck with your search for answers!
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