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What the best medicine to take for osteopenia?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Usually none: Prescription meds for osteoporosis are usually not recommended for osteopenia, unless a person has an unusually high fracture risk. Many doctors use the frax calculator to determine a person's fracture risk for the next 10 years. But there are steps to reduce your fracture risk: no smoking, moderate alcohol and caffeine intake, few sodas, muscle-building activities, and a diet w/ calcium & vit d.

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