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I've very rarely had calcium since 13. Very rare supplements. Recent exercise w/out supplement. Cracking at hips. Osteopenia? 30. Female. Sedentary.
My dad is 58 yr old his vit d is 8.5, dexascan show osteoporosis in left hip area nd osteopenia in rt arm.Alongwith sacroililits lthip cause, medicine?
No wonder: The vitamin d3 level should be between 60 and 80 and as a supplement should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin and vitamin k. He may need as much as 50, 000 units d3 weekly. Vitamin d is really a hormone that is made in the skin by the action of sunlight and is thought to be the commonest "vitamin" deficiency in the northern hemisphere. ...Read more
Rarely drank milk since 13, rare supplements. No milk/supplements in 8 months. Cracking at hips/legs. Is this osteopenia? Age 30, female, sedentary.
Bones Joints & Life: We grow up thinking bone health is all about milk. And, perhaps as a child or infant that is true. But, as we age bone health is about physical activity: keeping your muscles active and getting enough movement to keep your bones healthy and strong by straining them, using them to move. You are out of shape. You must get up and move and move a lot while eating a diet high in protein. ...Read more
Can osteopenia cause achy bone pain, like in the hips and lower back, i was recently diagnosed with this and been having this kind of pain for awhile?
Does having osteopenia only on the hip the same side as a five year old knee replacement make sense?
No: One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
I just had a bone density scan and it said I have osteoporosis in my neck, and osteopenia in my hip. What can I do for this ? I am worried.
Osteopenia of left femur neck. BMD g/cm2 0.649, T-score -1.8, Z-Score, -0.4. Would this require drug treatment. Total hip and Spine classified normal.
Osteopenia: At age 62 you should be a bit concerned but for now I would strongly suggest you check with the doctor whether or not your need drug therapy. Please let me know what your doctor said. ...Read more
45 yr old female w/Positive ANA w/ nucleolar pattern; IGG & complement diff.; diag. 1997 w/ Fibromyalgia; recently diag. W/Osteopenia in both hips; ?
Separate these Dx: Fibromyalgia is widespread pain, non-restful sleep, and severe fatigue. This is unrelated to osteopenia (painless) which is a deficiency in bone mineralization. Neither of these diagnoses (Dx) are autoimmune conditions. The ANA is a test used to confirm certain autoimmune conditions such as scleroderma and lupus. However, caution here, THE ANA ALONE CANNOT DIAGNOSE ANY CONDITION. ...Read more