A 36-year-old member asked:
Does osteopenia always lead to osteoporosis? please, need some answers?
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32 years experience
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.
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