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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how osteopenia will affect my overall health.?

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Dr. Robert True
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In brief: Progressive

Osteopenia is a slight decrease in bone mass.
This can progress to osteoporosis if not prevented early. Osteoporosis is significant bone mass decrease and is associated with an increase in fracture risk, such as the spine or the hip. Preventive measures should be embraced, such as adequate calcium and vitamin E intake, weight bearing exercise, and hormone therapy such as estrogen and testosteron.

In brief: Progressive

Osteopenia is a slight decrease in bone mass.
This can progress to osteoporosis if not prevented early. Osteoporosis is significant bone mass decrease and is associated with an increase in fracture risk, such as the spine or the hip. Preventive measures should be embraced, such as adequate calcium and vitamin E intake, weight bearing exercise, and hormone therapy such as estrogen and testosteron.
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