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Does osteopenia always lead to osteoporosis? please, need some answers?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Nope: Hi. No, osteopenia is a RISK for osteoporosis, not a GUARANTEE of osteoporosis. Treatment to preserve bone health can prevent progression to osteoporosis. Adequate calcium & vitamin D help, but alone are generally not adequate to prevent progression to osteoporosis.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not always: Decrease caffeine intake, quit smoking, increase calcium and vitamin D in diet, and do weight bearing exercise daily to try to decrease progression.

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