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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?
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
Is it really possible to go from t-3.7 severe osteoporosis score to t-2.3 osteopenia in the spine in 7 months by taking strontium ranelate?
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
I'm 66, had a dexascan & there was an 8 pt drop in spine from +3.7 t-score on previous test 3 yrs ago. Hip was good. How bad is this? I'm terrified!
Terrified?: Its wonderful you found out about this before a fracture there are many effective treatments endocrinologist can help diagnose cause of osteoporosis and guide treatment think about fall prevention dont engage in high energy high risk activities concentrate on avoiding future fractures spine wrists hips.Sacrum avoid falls no ice did you have relative that came to be bent? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many 2 choose. .: ..from. The proper 1 depends on many factors. Including family history, history of prior fractures, and age is always a factor in the decision making. All have pros & cons, so C an internist who specializes in treating osteoporosis/osteopenia.Hosteopenia.Have a discussion of Rx choices & make Ur decision on hes/her recommendations. ...Read more
How serious is a -1.3 t-score for spine? Can bone be regenerated with exercise and diet at age 66?
Not horrible but it: It is not normal. Need to check for any secondary reasons for bone loss like hypothyroid dx, smoking, steroid use, etc. Check vit. D level & make sure good calcium intake along with vit d intake as well as with good nutrition & weight bearing exercise to build bone mass at any age! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relates to max dense: T score compares patient to age/sex/race matched individuals at age 32 (or so)-peak bone density. Relates to statistcs, bell shaped curve. Nl is (-)1 standard deviation and better (top 80+%). Low bone mass (osteopenia) (-)1.0-(-) 2.5 std dev (about #5-20 in a classof 100); osteoporosis (-)2.5 or more (bottom of the class). These vary with age, sex, race. Z score compares pt to same age, sex, race. ...Read more
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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