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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Osteoroposis

Anitha_Rani
  • By Anitha_Rani · New reply May 29, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • 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

rebecca1978
  • By rebecca1978 · New reply May 26, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • 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

PamV
  • By PamV · New reply May 11, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • 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
  • 13 replies
  • 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

CCDREAMZ
  • By CCDREAMZ · New reply April 30, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • 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?

tulefogg
  • By tulefogg · New reply April 30, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • 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

mtdb54
  • By mtdb54 · New reply April 29, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • 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?

taffyvalley
  • By taffyvalley · New reply April 21, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • 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

Olabob
  • By Olabob · New reply April 18, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • 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

Mickeysgirl
  • By Mickeysgirl · New reply March 28, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • 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

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

scoliosis and osteoporosis with weight vest

Chamaka
  • By Chamaka · New reply March 23, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • 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....

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

SCARED OF RECLAST INFUSION

kjpk5575
  • By kjpk5575 · New reply March 14, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • 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

Lisamustbuildbones
  • By Lisamustbuildbones · New reply March 10, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • 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 ...

2nd dexa scan, Technician gave some clues

reddwarf
  • By reddwarf · New reply March 3, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • 1st scan was at 56 yrs 2nd last week at 58. I had -1.1 head of femur -1.0 spine last time. The technican isn't allowed to say anything (I have to wait for the consultant to write to me with the numbers ...

Osteo - Do's and Don'ts

dianegrace
  • By dianegrace · New reply March 2, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Bottom line is to run your treatment by your doctor ... as we all are unique but it is scarey to learn about the drugs. Bottom line what I have learned, the drugs prevent the body from naturally remolding ...

fosamax and dental implant.

lareine
  • By lareine · New reply February 25, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • For 3 months, 5 years ago, I took fosamax. Doctor wanted to prevent osteoporosis, My bones were normal but thinner? I stopped taking it because it made me fee horrible and I started hearing about jaw ...

Good News and frustration with quick prescriptions

momeason
  • By momeason · New reply February 20, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • I went to my FP today because he wanted me to come in and discuss my osteopenia and medication options. I had made sure to ask the Imaging Center to send my 10/2010 DEXA scan results since I had changed ...

Calcium Numbers - Hyperparathyroid problem?

reddwarf
  • By reddwarf · New reply February 17, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I was told I had osteopenia two years ago. Spine -1.0 and Neck of Femor -1.1. I'm 58. Having another scan next week. Got these Calcium and PTH numbers over the last two blood tests: Jan 15 13 - GP PTH ...

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