Osteopenia (low bone density)

Osteopenia is the medical term for bone density that is lower than normal, but not low enough to be diagnosed as osteoporosis. Osteopenia, like osteoporosis, is diagnosed by a bone mineral density (BMD) test. Some people take an osteoporosis medication to prevent osteopenia from advancing to osteoporosis.

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AlgaeCal...has anyone found this to be better?

Nivette
  • By Nivette · New reply 12:42 pm
  • 14 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone has switched to AlgaeCal and had their numbers improve more than their previous program? It's pretty expensive stuff so I was thinking of swaping out a couple things that I take ...

Fortei

Rekhashenoy
  • By Rekhashenoy · New reply yesterday at 11:01 am
  • 4 replies
  • My mother was administered Forteo for 18 months. Her BMD improved significantly. Now after a year BMD of Lumbar Spine has again reduced. I would like to know from the group whether she can be given Forteo ...

scared to excersise

pauricia
  • By pauricia · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I know I should excersise but im scared I will have another compressed vertebrae. My L1 compressed and fractured last june 2013. I am getting a lot of low backache so it puts me off even doing my housework ...

Getting My Second Dexa Scan on Friday :)

Nivette
  • By Nivette · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • It's been two years since I was diagnosed with Osteopenia of the spine T -1. When I was diagnosed I immediately joined this site, read Lara Pizzorno book, read tons of post on here, changed my diet and ...

Success with strontium - continues to be great!

charella
  • By charella · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 254 replies
  • It's Charella again. I have just had over a year without strontium citrate as I am in the normal category now. I lost only .2 in a year from spine and hips, so I am still in the normal range. I still ...

new DEXA results

rn4baby
  • By rn4baby · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Just had repeat DEXA yesterday. Very excited. Improved by 2.2% in the spine and 1.7%in the femur. Not taking any of the prescription drugs. Calcium, VitD and Strontium citrate, with diet and exercise ...

Big tummy

Bones777
  • By Bones777 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, I have severe osteoporosis.....have had several fractures of vertabrae...and 3/4 in last 2 yrs.... Which now as left me with a very very large protruding tummy. :-( I,m coping with the pain as best ...

Osteoporsis/Osteopenia

skeletonkey
  • By skeletonkey · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • I want to hear from people who have been taking Prolia for osteoporosis. I really want to hear from people who have had at lease two injections of this drug. Share your info ...

how about a place to list our dexascan results, along with any new symptoms

Juva
  • By Juva · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in posting the results of your dexa scans when you have them done, along with any new symptoms and what medication you were taking and whether your meds were ...

SSRI's

Elaine_M
  • By Elaine_M · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have osteoporosis and am taking a natural approach to improve my bones. I was on an SSRI for 15 years and have been off it for 2 years. Does the SSRI damage continue even after I have quit the medication ...

Prolia

peg613
  • By peg613 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Has anyone on this site had the prolia injection? having read the side effects, it seems they over the course of years would be worse than breaking a hip. Any thoughts on this. I am 70 years old. Peg613 ...

Playing Golf

Bluemillymop
  • By Bluemillymop · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, Has anyone managed to keep playing golf after a diagnoses, from my research golf is not good due to the twisting etc.. I have just been diagnosed -3.5 maybe its a question of altering my swing? Thanks ...

dexa

creekroad
  • By creekroad · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • had a dexa done , and im really doing better now, started prolia 3 yrs ago. and my tests came back, that spine neck, and hips have improved ,my spine was 3.6, now its -2.6 . we are going to continue with ...

Chicken is the answer (for me)

walloch
  • By walloch · New reply March 14, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • You may want to check out what Dr. Wallach says about osteoporosis. I was told by my doctor I would eventually need hip replacement surgery due to debilitating pain in my hip. I took Wallach's advice ...

bone scan 24% loss

natemeg
  • By natemeg · New reply March 2, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • What exactly does it mean to have a bone loss of 24%? History of RA, recent open heart bypass (successful healing) and independent afterwards. Recently broke patella from a fall tripping. Should my MIL ...

Osteoporosis Dilemma

smlhealth
  • By smlhealth · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • smlhealth By smlhealth Reply 4987408 · In reply to 4837941 by BoneLady Today at 9:32 pm Delete I am having a serious dilemma. This is my 4th year on strontium citrate (in addition to algae cal, vitamin ...

Jaw pain and Popping

Lynnsmom
  • By Lynnsmom · New reply February 13, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I am a 71 year old female. I recently found out that I have Osteoporosis in my back. After taking Fosamax for three months my jaws started popping and hurting and a jaw tooth broke in half. My dentist ...

algaecal user

deesie
  • By deesie · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 124 replies
  • I have been using Algae cal plus and strontium boost for several years. I had bone scan several years ago and was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I began talking algae cal plus along with strontium boost ...

Save Our Bones Program

spatt (Inactive)
  • By spatt (Inactive) · New reply January 28, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi Everyone, Has anyone had any luck with the Save Our Bones Program for Osteoporosis? I've been on meds for about 10 years without much change in my Bone Density Tests and feel I would like to try something ...

alendronic acid

pauricia
  • By pauricia · New reply January 27, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I started a discussion regarding osteopenia. I was put on Alendronic Acid once a week and calcium and vitamin D supplement. I had feed back that I had to be careful taking this drug. Can anyone tell me ...

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