Does ending prednisone reverse osteoperosis
I was diagnosed 2 months ago with osteoperosis caused by prednisone to treat asthma in 2009 and 2010. T score was -3.1 for hip and -2.4 for spine. I'm a 59 year old male. I haven't been on prednisone for 9 months now & I'm hoping I don't need it again. My question is will my bone density improve just by being off prednisone?
My doctor answered that question by saying only bisphosphonates will improve it. It didn't make sense to me. I've refused to start Rx because of the potential side effects. Instead I have increased exercising, began taking calcium citrate + vitamin D, and changed my diet to lower salt, no caffeine or phosphoric acid, & added potassium foods.