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What is the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis?

What is the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis?

Less bone loss: Osteopenia is the term we give to the amount of bone loss that occurs in a patient with t scores between -1 and -2.5 based on the world health organization's criteria for measuring bone loss. The more negative the t score, the more bone loss has occurred. If a t score is between 0 and -1, this bone density would still be considered normal. I hope that helped answer your qquestion. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?

Very different: Osteoporosis refers to thinning of the bones and generally affects the whole skeleton. It is a painless process unless a fracture occurs. Osteoarthritis refers to a painful joint disease due to narrowing of the joints so bone may be rubbing on bone. It may commonly affect the joints of the hips, knees, or hands. ...Read more

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Osteomalacia...: Osteomalacia is softening of the bones due to inadequate mineralization of bone. Many of the effects of the disease overlap with osteoporosis, but the two diseases are different. ...Read more

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Does RA patients have osteoporosis?What is the difference between RA and osteoporosis?

Does RA patients have osteoporosis?What is the difference between RA and osteoporosis?

See below: Ra is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your joints and other organ systems. Osteoporosis is where your bones lose calcium, vit d and become brittle. Osteoporosis can occur in RA as a result of the inflammation contributing to bone lose and the medications used to treat ra. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta?

What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteogenesis imperfecta?

OI collagen disease: Osteogenesis imperfecta (oi) is a congenital disorder of collagen (important component of bone). Oi is present at birth, and leads to repeated fractures, starting in childhood. There is no consistent treatment to prevent fractures in oi. Osteoporosis refers to an acquired state of fragile bones, most commonly occurring in post-menopausal women. Many therapies can reduce osteoporosis fractures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

What is the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? What effect does nutrients like calcium and vitamin d have on these conditions?

Matter of degree: Osteopenia can simply refer to loss of bone substance (density) on x-rays. It can also mean bone loss not severe enough to be called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is density more than 2.5 standard deviations less than normal young people (t score less than -2.5). Osteopenia is T-score of -1.0 to -2.5. Calcium and vitamin d can help, but check with specialist. Other conditions can mimic osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?

Severity: Both osteopenia and osteoporosis indicate there is too little calcium in the bone. Osteoporosis is more severe, and suggests a higher risk for future fractures (broken bones), compared to osteopenia, or normal bone. Depending on other risk factors, medical treatment is usually recommended for osteoporosis, and sometimes advised for osteopenia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteomalasia?

Degree of bone loss: Osteopenia is a mild to moderate degree of bone loss. Osteoporosis is a severe degree of bone loss. Osteomalacia results from poorly mineralized bone and would show a low density on testing even if there was a normal amount of bone. Diagnosis of osteomalacia is made by blood tests and, if necessary, by evaluating a small amount of bone taken from the pelvis. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between osteoarthritis & osteoporosis?

Bone structure: Osteoporosis is thinning of the bone which can lead to fractures from minor falls. Osteoarthritis is wearing of the cartilage on the end of the bone which leads to pain and disability. ...Read more

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Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Same thing: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease. There are many other metabolic bone diseases. Metabolic bone disease is a catagory of disease. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

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