44 year old.
I don’t smoke or drink.
I exercise regularly.
I drink my milk.
I have just found out (unofficially) that I have osteoporosis.
I sustained a rib fracture 2 weeks ago from a really minor trauma (I was leaning over the padded center console in my car) when my rib popped. Turned out to be a fractured rib. Since it was such a minor trigger for a broken bone, I got a bone density test.
Z-score as low as -2.6 in my spine. WHO criteria for osteoporosis is usually -2.5 or worse. For men under 50 it is a z-score of -2.0 or worse and another factor (such as a fragility fracture).
I am still waiting for the final interpretation on my bone scan (I just looked at the raw data and I am not certified to read bone scans, so I might be overlooking something). I am scheduled to see an endocrinologist to try and figure out why (there are many possible causes of osteoporosis, and I am not the typical high risk patient for this) and to discuss treatment options.
This doesn’t change my training…but I guess that I am more fragile then I thought. I will just try to be more careful over the next 13 weeks…