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A female asked:

Is it possible to prevent osteopenia getting any worse and developing into osteoporosis? i heard exercise helps. i am only 56 and had a bone density

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Prevention: You can make lifestyle changes which may keep Osteopenia from progressing to Osteoporosis. Try to consume a healthy diet, get regular weight bearing exercise, decrease caffeine and alcohol intake, and do not smoke.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Exercise does help especially weight bearing exercises with an instructor. Good luck
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Supplement : You should take calcium and vitamin D supplements 2-3 times daily. Weight bearing exercises may help protect bones as well.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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