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Osteopenia T Score
I have been diagnosed with osteopenia with T-score of -1 in back and -1.6 in femur. My thyroid profile was normal and vitamin d 8ng/ml. Pls suggest.
I had a DEXA scan today & it showed a -1.1 on the T score card at my lower spine. I was advised this very mild osteopenia. Shud I be concerned?
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
Spinal t-score of =5.2 just diagnosed. With proper exercise, diet, & medication is it possible to return to ostopenia level or better?
Significant: A t score of -5.2 is fairly severe osteoporosis. It can be improved, but, if possible, please work with a physician who specializes and/or has plenty of experience with this process. Depending on your state of health otherwise, you'll probably want to do a combination of proper nutrition, exercise and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
< -2.5 requires tx: What is important is that a t-score < -2.5 is considered significant, and requires treatment. ...Read more
Is a T-score of -3.7 osteo in the spine almost at the end of the score chart, and how dangerous is it? It was at -2.5 two years before ooph & meds?
I know the T-score for osteoporosis is -2.5 but what is the lowest level recorded does it go to -7 or more I am worried incase mine gets any worse.
Weight bearing. : Not sure why t score measured at such young age. Makes me wonder if you have some predisposition to low t score. If so, risk factors should be identified and treated specifically. If this was measured just because, treatment should be regular wt bearing exercise plus a good diet with calcium approx 600 mg twice a day and vit d approx 800 mg daily. Repeat bmd in a few yrs to eval efficacy. ...Read more
This : This is the way we describe how your bone density compares with average people your age and sex. Anything less than -2.5 is considered the disease osteoporosis. Scores between -1.0 and -2.5 is osteopenia. There are treatment options in both categories. The most important thing you can do for your bone health is to stay active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which age group would normally be associated with a T-score of -3.5 or a z score of -2.4? I am 53 and these are mine after 2yrs of meds & ooph.
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