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A 43-year-old member asked:

Should i get a bone scan or what for osteopenia?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
A DEXA scan: Is commonly performed to evaluate bone mineralization. See your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not bone scan: I think that your are talking about a DXA (or dexa) scan. How do you know you have osteopenia? The DXA scan can help provide a baseline bone mineral density so you can monitor therapy.
Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine 23 years experience
DXA: A "dxa" or "dexa" scan is what you are looking for.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm only 34 and I have osteopenia (according to a bone scan). What can I do for it?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Diet and exercise: Make sure your diet provides adequate calcium and vitamin d levels. 2000 units of vitamin d as a supplement a day should be ok. Calcium is best obtained from dietary sources, most notably dairy (low fat is fine). Other sources include broccoli, kale, spinach, salmon, sardines, tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, baked beans. Regular aerobic activity is also important.

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