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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Low bone calcium: Osteopenia is low but not dangerously low bone calcium. You need to talk to your doctor to see if you need treatment.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteopenia: Osteopenia is a lower than normal bone density, but not so low that it is considered osteoporosis. See your primary care physician to determine what y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Likely, more so for osteopenia than osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercises, making sure vitamin d and calcium intake is maximized. Vitamin k2 is also ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Potentially: If you have osteopenia at age 35 need to consider secondary causes of osteopenia. Should supplement vit d and calcium. Regular wt bearing exercise.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Low BMD throughout.: Diffuse osteopenia is lower bone mineral density not limited to particular joints or areas but rather is found in all the bones.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Yes.: A variety of bone active medicines can reverse osteopenia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
No: increases risk: Osteopenia means your bones have lost some of their mineral content, but probably not enough to greatly increase fracture risk. Osteoporosis is more s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Low bone density.: Osteopenia is low bone density but not to the same degree as in osteoporosis. If bone loss continues osteoporosis is likely to develop.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
28 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Weight bearing: Body cells get stronger when forced to remodel themselves, bones included. Any exercise that applies stress to bones can work."banging" stresses like ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Sure: Good to excellent cardiovascular and resistance exercise (if you don't coast too much); not great weight bearing exercise greater degrees of osteopeni ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Poor calcium intake, multiple pregnancies, smoking, alcohol intake, and premature ovarian failure may cause osteopenia earlier than usual.

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