Osteopenia treatments. It can be scary when you're first diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. An image of a "broken hip" may flash though your mind. Or maybe you know someone who developed a hump on the back (dowagers hump). You do not want that. Such things do not have to happen to you. You can rebuild your bones.
In just two years time, you can make real progress in reversing your bone loss. How do I know? I did it. AND since starting this web site, I
receive emails from women and men who tell me that they are
from the free monthly newsletter I offer. Why?
They do not need it any more! Their latest dexa scan showed NORMAL BONE DENSITY.
Those emails make me really happy. Because that is the whole purpose of this web site. To help you reverse your bone loss.
You will find this web site is a bit different from the many other sites about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia treatments. Most web sites, even many books, lay out 'one specific' plan for you to follow. And that plan is the same for everyone
That is NOT the approach you will find here. Why?
Well, let me share the experience that led me to this approach to reversing bone loss. By the time I was diagnosed with bone loss I had already broken my wrist when I put my hand out to save myself from falling. And I had shattered my elbow when I slipped on some 'black ice'. Believe me these experiences motivated me to build better bones!
Like most patients I was prescribed exercise and a bisphosphonate drug (which I eventually stopped because of its side effects). Another prescription drug was offered but my dexa scan was not showing improvement. So at that point I did what I always do when faced with any health issue. I began reading research. You see I am a college professor. My whole orientation is to 'read the research'. And because of my job I had access to published research studies and if there was something in an article I did not understand, I could always walk over to the science department and ask a colleague to explain it.
One of the first things I learned is that there are many different causes of bone loss. It is not just increasing age, a lack of 'weight bearing' exercise or not enough calcium. There are many, many different causes of bone loss! And among those causes I found four that fit my situation.
So I researched possible solutions to my specific causes and made some changes. My bone density began to improve. After a few years, I was back to 'normal bone density.
I was excited. I wanted to tell everyone: Find the CAUSES of your bone loss and address these. Individualize your Osteoporosis, Osteopenia treatments to fit your particular situation. And yes, that is why I started this web site.
I wanted to list ALL the possible causes of bone loss AND give all the treatments I could find - at least those that had scientific evidence for their effectiveness.
I think that you will not find another site that lists as many potential treatments for reversing bone loss as does this one. There is information from Western medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda medicine as well as the Herbal and Nutritional traditions. And every item on this site includes the scientific studies showing whether something is effective or not.
I know you want straight forward explanations but if you are going to raise the idea of a particular treatment with your health care provide, s/he will want to know if there is 'scientific evidence' for what you are thinking of. So, where ever possible, I have included ABSTRACTS (or links to abstracts ) of the scientific studies about the treatment.
YOU CAN REBUILD YOUR BONES. I am convinced of that. I urge you to go to the Causes page (Use the Navigation bar on the left) and make a list of every cause that applies to you. Then read the treatments section. Choose the Osteopenia treatments that fit your situation. And when you bring your ideas to your physician, do bring the information from the scientific studies and ABSTRACTS. Your physician has been trained to trust research results. This web site gives you both references to studies and copies of or links to the Abstracts themselves. Use may or may not want to read those abstracts. But they can be of real use when talking with your health care provider.
Finally I ask you to remember that I am an academic. I care very much about your bone improvement. But I have been trained to be 'objective' when I write. It is just who I am.
I have also been trained to present information and allow others to draw their own conclusions. So I do not TELL you what to do. But always I present the research and encourage YOU to make your own decisions (with your health care provider of course.)
OK. That's it. I wish you much luck...much success. My dearest hope is that you will find this Osteopenia treatments site the thing that helps your reverse your bone density.
I suggest you begin by doing two things. Read to the Causes page and jot down every one that applies to you. Then you will know which things on the Osteopenia treatments page fit your situation. Oh, and do think about signing up for the free monthly Newsletter.
Good luck. You can reverse your bone loss!