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Doctor insights on: Bone Density Percentage Chart

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What affects bone density?

What affects bone density?

Genes, hormones: Bone density is determined initially by inherited genes, If a parent has low bone density there is a 50% chance each child may also. In women estrogen deficiency causes bone loss. In men testosterone deficiency causes bone loss. Vitamin D deficiency results in poor absorption of calcium and causes bone loss and/or poorly mineralized bone. Steroids, excess alcohol and cigarettes also. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Can you regain bone density?

Can you regain bone density?

Yes: Adequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise, adequate calcium and vit d intake, and some prescription drugs (teriparitide, . ..) can help you regain bone density. ...Read more

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Why is bone density important?

Why is bone density important?

For multiple reasons: Achieving the potential peak bone mass during adolescence, and maintaining it during the adulthood is very important for preventing future fractures. There are many diseases, medications, lifestyle habits, and food components can adversely affect the bone density and the bone quality leading to fragility (osteoporotic) fractures. If one takes proactive actions, most of these are preventable. ...Read more

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How do you improve bone density?

How do you improve bone density?

Complicated Question: Depends on age & gender of the person. To improve/maintain bone mineral density, adults need daily, total calcium of ~1, 200 mg, ~2, 000 iu vitamin d, protein, 1 g/kg body wt., & adequate weight-bearing exercises. Fast-walking is the best form of exercise. In the absence of current bone loss or expecting bone loss (disease, medication, surgery), pharmacological therapies are not essential for most. ...Read more

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Should men get bone density tests?

Should men get bone density tests?

Yes: If there is physical evidence for thin bones as when a man's bones look thin on x-ray or there is a history of fracture with minor injury or there has been a loss of 1.5 inches of height, or if there are other risks for osteoporosis such as long-term treatment with steroids like Prednisone or hormonal treatment for prostate cancer or hyperparathyroidism, DEXA scan absolutely should be done. ...Read more

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Could bone density go up and down?

Could bone density go up and down?

Bone density: Yes, by stopping/starting various things that can affect bone density: medications, dietary changes, level of activity and exercise, and others. ...Read more

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What is the cure of low bone density?

What is the cure of low bone density?

Not all need a cure.: Calcium and vit d help maintain good bones but studies have not shown they reverse osteopenia in most people. Age 50-60 is when most bone density is lost. After age 50 the loss slows down and many women do not need treatment in this age group. There are a number of medicines for women with significant bone loss, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect bone density?

How does exercise affect bone density?

Incr bone formation: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-\bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.Space zero gravity is an example of how bone density can be diminished. ...Read more

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Can advacal help increase bone density?

Can advacal help increase bone density?

Maybe: Some asshole is about you believe to be true there are no wifi approved that is a supportive ...Read more

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What can cause low bone density in a child?

What can cause low bone density in a child?

Lots of things: To name a few: chronic disease, chronic corticosteroid and some other drug use, metabolic bone disease, genetic diseases involving bone, poor nutrition, hyperthyroidism, gonadal failure, etc. ...Read more

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How can somebody increase his bone density?

How can somebody increase his bone density?

Avoid those: Things which can decrease bone density such as tobacco, alcohol, inactivity, muscular disorders, arthritis, certain medication such as seizure drugs/cortisone/etc, lung of liver disease. To increase bone density make sure calcium and vitamin d intake are adequate and use weight bearing exercise and keep active. Also, if density low, avoid potential accidents/trauma. Talk w/doc re sex hormone defic. ...Read more

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Can low bone density cause pain on activity?

Can low bone density cause pain on activity?

Maybe: It can if you have a stress fracture due to overuse. Then it is usually pain in a certain location. General diffuse pain not usualky seen. You are young and should look into why you have low bone density. ...Read more

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What are the methods of measuring bone density?

DXA: They employ a dual-energy absorptiometry, or DXA also referred to as DEXA scan using very little radiation. You get a ty score and the lower your score, the weaker your bones are and the risk for fracture is greater. ...Read more

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What is bone density drop - what is big or not?

What is bone density drop - what is big or not?

If it puts: You at risk for fracture, it's a very big potential problem. It depends upon where you started, how much the drop is, and where you end up. Talk it over with your doctor re: fracture risk calculators. ...Read more

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Does bone density get greater if you work out a lot?

Does bone density get greater if you work out a lot?

Yes: Doing physical activity promotes bone building by adding stress to bone. Bone under stress will cause the bone cells to add calcium making bone denser and stronger. ...Read more

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Do white people have a higer bone density than black?

NO: Even correcting for other factors like diet, etc, blacks and other darker skinned races start with a higher bone density. Caucasians and asians are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis. However, other factors can predispose even darker races to osteoporosis like sedentary life style, poor diet, alcohol, certain drugs amongst others. Men can also develop osteoporosis form multiple factors. ...Read more

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I am 19 with poor bone density how can I improve it?

I am 19 with poor bone density how can I improve it?

Calcium and Exercise: Ger enough calcium. One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass. Exercise is important for building lean body mass and for loading bones. This load is important for bone mass as bone strengthens as stresses are put upon it. Weight-bearing physical activity such as walking or running is better for building bone than non-weight-bearing activities such as swimming. ...Read more

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What happens to bone density when you don't exercise?

It worsens: It goes down. Humans are locomotive animsl designed to move. If u move, less u lose bone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone density?

What is the definition or description of: bone density?

Bone minral density: Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk. ...Read more

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What are foods that are good for increasing bone density?

What are foods that are good for increasing bone density?

Bone density: Foods are not the answer.
You need a reasonable amount of calcium daily - milk is good for your bones.
You also need 1000 or 2000 units of vitamin D a day. They are inexpensive over the counter.
Put that all aside. Have you had a bone density test yet - not common or necessary before menopause unless you have clinical evidence of bone loss. ...Read more

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What would keep a person's bone density levels from dropping?

Exercise and diet: Regular exercise, and appropriate vitamin d an calcium intake is necessary to maintain bone density. ...Read more

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My bone density increased. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Usu good: Unless its just an area of bone sclerosis (arthritis) can cause the numbers to look higher, without any benefit to you (ie. Bone quality not any better). ...Read more

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Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Can I stop bone density loss if it is caused by prescribed medication?

Two choices: Depending on the medication used and duration of therapy, you can minimize such risk by optimizing your vitamin d and calcium intake. Obviously, the best choice will be to eliminate the offending agent or to use the lowest dose possible (such as in steroid use). If you happen to sustain fractures, then you will need an endocrine evaluation for further guidance. ...Read more

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Does bone density occur in early 20s? What all are symptoms of the. Same?

BMD: Low bone mineral density very very rarely occurs in someone your age. When it does there is a very specific cause. There are no symptoms of low bone mineral density in general. The best therapy to maintain bmd is to have adequate calcium and vit d intake and to conduct regular weight bearing activity. ...Read more

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What foods can one eat to improve bone density and health in general at 50+?

Dairy products: If you have been on a low intake of calcium and vitamin d (or little sunshine) you might improve bone density slightly over several years by increasing milk and yogurt intake (8oz, provides 300 mg calcium) to receive 1000 mg a day. Salmon is the best food source of vitamin d but supplements are easier to be sure you get enough (generally 1000 units daily). ...Read more

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What's the best way to improve bone density when one's approaching middle age?

Good nutrition.: There is no way to improve bone density when approaching middle age. Maintaining bone density is done by good nutrition including adequate calcium and vitamin d. Weightbearing is also helpful in preventing bone loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between bone density and peak bone density?

T-Score: Hi. Peak bone density occurs in both men & women at about age 30. That's when fracture risk in life is minimal. After age ~30, both women & men lose bone mass (and women have further accelerated loss after menopause). At any age, the number of standard deviations below peak bone mass at age 30 (for race & gender) is the T-score. At Peak bone mass, age 30, average T-score is 0.0. Negative T-Score ...Read more

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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more