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I am i my 20s but i am diagnosed with osteopenia ,do i need medications? what is the risk and benefits?

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Endocrine eval: knowing that you have less calcium in examined bones may reflect everything from disuse to a systemic disease. Work up includes blood tests and supplements with calcium with vitamin D. Left untreated, this will lead to fractures n affected bones, so do get evaluated for parathyroid, diet choices, vit D, calcium, activity review. Endocrinologists specialize in this, but discuss w your primary doc

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