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How Often Should Someone With Osteopenia Get A Dexascan
Postmenopausal women: Osteopenia is when bones lose mass and weaken, but not enough for a diagnosis of osteoporosis. It happens most commonly in women who have gone through menopause. Other risk factors are low weight, family history of osteoporosis, smoking, excessive alcohol, and chronic use of steroids. It can only be diagnosed with a bone density test. See your doctor to find out if you're at risk for osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 30 year old female and just got diagnosed with osteopenia. Any ideas why or how I would get this at such an early age?
Nutritional Deficit?: The definition of osteopenia is that your bone density is in the lower 15% of young adult women. Think of Normal as getting a "C" in a class. Osteopenia is a "D". As a 30 yr old, you would want to ensure that you are getting at least 1500mg calcium and at least 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Walking briskly four times a week for 30-40 minutes. These are things that will build bone strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With osteoporosis at t -3.5 is it possible to get back to being at the osteopenia stage and how long would it take with all the right treatments?
Variable: It is certainly possible with treatment to improve your bone density and t score. Typically medications and weight bearing exercise (i.e. Walking, using light weight) are recommended. The time period for improvement will vary among patients, but a repeat bone density test is usually obtained every 1 - 2 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone density test showed I had osteopenia couple of years age. Since test I've had spine surgery with instrumentation. Can I get another test done?
Yes: Depends on level of instrumentation on whether your spine will be able to be tested and compared to previous. Hips will still be able to be tested in order to risk stratify you. ...Read more
I have two cysts on my thyroid, diagnosed with osteopenia and have had three unexplained rib fractures. Hyperparathyroidism? Do I need to get checked?
UnlikelyButNeedCheck: do not think you have Hyperparathyroidism but I am more concerned about your Osteopenia.Did you have Bone Density Test done.What is your Calcium&VitaminD level Before we do Parathyroid level we need to do Calcium &Vitamin D level and your doctor who diagnosed Osteopenia must have done that.If your Calcium level is normal,you need to find other causes like MalabsoptionSyndromeCeliac,LactosIntoleran ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 40 yrs old n i've been diagnosed with osteopenia n my knees hurt during walking my job is of cabin crew. Doctor asked me to get mri?
Osteoarthritis?: Osteopenia is a condition characterized by bone demineralization and subsequent loss of structural density. Pain in the knees resulting from your work history would more likely relate to a similar sounding condition known as osteoarthritis. You should review this with your doctor to prevent administration of an unnecessary test. ...Read more
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