Osteoporosis—treatments and providers

I’m in my late forties and went through early menopause without HRT, without fully appreciating the protective effects of estrogen on bone health. I’ve now just been diagnosed with osteoporosis and am interested in hearing about people’s experiences with the gamut of possible therapies, from diet/exercise/supplements to prescription medication. Are there doctors, exercise programs, personal trainers, alternative health practitioners, or anyone else who have been particularly helpful to you? Thanks in advance! 

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I think that a discussion of therapies is best had with your doctor, with the help of an endocrinologist, given your relatively young age for osteoporosis. The most important issue is to rule out underlying, potentially reversible causes other than your early menopause. These include, but are not limited to, vitamin D deficiency and hyperparathyroidism.  Obviously, calcium intake and weight-bearing exercise are also important. Best of luck with this!

I'm learning a lot from a book called the Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis by McCormick. It's an integrative approach and opens your eyes to a different way of looking at bone health.  I'm halfway through and it know more about which tests to get, diet changes, activities. Good luck.