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A 36-year-old member asked:

what is osteopenia?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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 your course of treatment, if any should be. Best of luck!

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is osteopenia reversible?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes: Likely, more so for osteopenia than osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercises, making sure vitamin d and calcium intake is maximized. Vitamin k2 is also good and under appreciated in the medical community.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: osteopenia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Low BMD: Osteopenia is a low bone mineral density which puts one at risk to develop osteoporosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can osteopenia be reversed?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Yes.: A variety of bone active medicines can reverse osteopenia.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the meaning of osteopenia?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
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 21-year-old male asked:

Is there anything I can do to reverse osteopenia?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Osteopenia : Patients with osteopenia need to make sure they are getting adequate calcium and vitamin d intake (through diet or supplements), stop smoking and increase their weight-bearing exercises. Doing the above will strengthen bones and prevent progression to osteoporosis.

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