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.



  • By KFCalc · New reply June 30, 2013
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  • My mother in law needs to start meds/supplements for osteoporosis. We certainly, like many ,do not like the side effects and none helpful results that we read about with prescription drugs that the doctors ...

New Forteo user

  • By 1Phoenix · New reply June 24, 2013
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  • Diagnosed about 16 years ago, shortly after my breast cancer treatment including chemo. Been on Actonel for most of that time. Haven't declined but also haven't improved so doc Rx Forteo a few weeks ago ...

Fiber and Osteoporosis

  • By Cuachita · New reply June 20, 2013
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  • My girlfriend told me last night that she doesn't take fiber because she has osteoporosis and it is bad. I would think that would be an old wife's tale. Please comment ...

Fragile ribs

  • By poppingribs9567 · New reply June 12, 2013
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  • Hi, my name is Shayne and I am new to this site because I can no longer ignore how much more fragile my ribs have become over time. I am hoping to find others with the same problem and see if they have ...

Apple Cider Vinegar & Osteopenia

  • By gizmo99 · New reply May 31, 2013
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  • Does anyone know if taking apple cider vinegar everyday is bad for our bone density? I'm assuming it would be because of the acid. I am interested in taking it for high cholesterol and also acid reflux ...


  • By Anitha_Rani · New reply May 29, 2013
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  • HI, I'm 25 year old female, recently i have given birth to a child 4 months back, during pregnancy time i had a severe hip pain after delivering the baby also i had the same problem, so i went for check ...

Low bone density

  • By rebecca1978 · New reply May 26, 2013
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  • Hi im 35 and was just told i have Low bone density Im 5'8 135 pounds and just need to know what all i can do to help my bones get stronger. Also i am a smoker and thats what i need to give up but its ...

New Here

  • By PamV · New reply May 11, 2013
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  • Hello. I just joined. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 15 years ago at the age of 40. Back then I was influenced by Dr John Lee's book and tried Natural Progesterone as a therapy. I never gained bone ...

Dexa scores for me

Rosetazoriginal (Inactive)
  • By Rosetazoriginal (Inactive) · New reply May 2, 2013
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  • So, a previous scan showed my left hip at -2.2 which was back in 2005. This current one shows my left hip at -1.7 and my right hip at -1.9. I have not taken any prescription medication for osteoporosis ...

Reclast infusion

  • By CCDREAMZ · New reply April 30, 2013
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  • I am scheduled next week for a Reclast infusion. I am a 70-year-old female in very good health but for ostopenia and arthritis. I did suffer a fracture in my spine years ago, but no problems since then ...

Can T- Scores be wrong?

  • By tulefogg · New reply April 30, 2013
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  • I have been taking Evista for around 5 years now and prior to that another bone density pill plus calcium. About 5 months ago I was walking my dogs and a neighbors dog bit my dog. I bent down trying to ...

Fractured tibia plateau

  • By mtdb54 · New reply April 29, 2013
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  • Hello Bone Building Friends, I have learned many things from reading your posts on this website and appreciate all of you sharing. Almost 3 weeks ago, I had a freak accident and fractured my right tibia ...

What is osteopenia? Do I care?

  • By taffyvalley · New reply April 21, 2013
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  • I learned about the definition and birth of osteopenia and about the "whole racket" from this wonderful summary of the research. I watched the video on this link- http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/43758 The ...

Save our bones program

  • By Olabob · New reply April 18, 2013
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  • Hi everyone, Did anyone read a book by; Vivan Gold Schmidt "Save Our Bones Program"? Did you follow the program in the that book? If, yes did it help you ...

Osteopenia w/fracture right ankle

  • By Mickeysgirl · New reply March 28, 2013
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  • Hi all - I am new to this group, but after having read so many of your entries I feel like I already know some of you. January 10, 2013 as I was leaving for work, I fell down two normal size steps down ...

Strontium Bone Maker

  • By Olabob · New reply March 24, 2013
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  • Does any one have an experience of taking Strontium Bone Maker ...

scoliosis and osteoporosis with weight vest

  • By Chamaka · New reply March 23, 2013
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  • Does anyone with osteoporosis have scoliosis? If so have you used a weighted vest? Does anyone know what is recommended in regard to this situation? Is a weight vest safe with these 2 conditions? thank ...

Osteopenia and Exercise....

  • By soprano678 · New reply March 15, 2013
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  • Just joined a gym. What exercizes are good for osteopenia? (and what should I avoid ...


  • By kjpk5575 · New reply March 14, 2013
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  • I was on Boniva but got gerd and have been off 4 months. My doctor wants me to take Reclast Infusion but I read too many bad things about it. I am 67 and that Reclast is harder for the older people to ...

first hand increases in bone denstity numbers...please

  • By Lisamustbuildbones · New reply March 10, 2013
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  • I have a 2.4 and my doctor suggested Bonivia but I have read nightmare stories and therefore don't want to put that poison in my body. I'm 51, I am pretty active I go to the gym 4-5 times a week. I do ...

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