Osteopenia bone

Osteopenia bone is a medical diagnosis. Receiving such a diagnoses should raise some concern because it is a sign that you have some loss in the density of your bones.  Your bones are not yet porous (Osteoporosis bone) but you have enough bone loss that it is showing up in diagnostic tests as Osteopenia bone.

The first question you may have after receiving this diagnosis is: "Why have I lost so much bone. What is causing this?"  To answer this question we need to review some basic information about your body.  

Our body is always renewing itself. Old cells are die and are discarded. New cells come into existence. This is true of all the cells in our body, including those of our bones. Osteoclasts is the name of the cells that remove old bone. Without their work we could have bones made up of old, weak cell.  Our bones would be weak and subject to easy fracture so the work of our Osteoclasts in removing these older cells is important. But our bodies need to replenish its discarded bone. That replenishment is done by our  Osteoblast cells. These are the cells that build new bone.

When we are children our Osteoblasts (bone building cells) are far more active than our Osteoclasts. That is why the bones of children grow longer and they become taller.  Then as we age our Osteoblasts (bone building cells) slow down. They are no longer building new bone as quickly as they did when we were younger.  The work of our Osteoclases, bone removal cells, remains the same.

Eventually the work of our Osteoclasts (bone removal cells) is greater than that of our Osteoblasts (bone building cells). As a result we begin to lose some bone density and our bones become weaker. 


Here are some photos that show Normal bones, and the more serious Osteoporosis bone. 


Causes and diagnosis of Osteopenia, Osteoporosis:

In addition to age, there are a number lifestyle and medical conditions that can lead to increased bone loss. To read the complete list click on: Causes of Osteopenia 

A diagnosis of Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Bone may be made through several different medical tests. Click here to:  read more about Diagnosis. 


Treatments for Osteopenia bone.

There are many pharmaceutical treatments for this condition. You can read about them at Pharmaceutical treatments Osteoporosis, Osteopenia . 

There are also a number of Natural Treatments for this condition. Many of these you can be done in the privacy of your home. See: Natural treatments Osteoporosis Osteopenia.  

NOTE: It is good to discuss any of these natural treatments for bone loss with your medical provider before you begin.  (Note: Not all medical providers are interested in natural ways to increase bone density. Still, I can attest to the fact that I reversed my bone loss and regained normal bone density by using some of these Natural Treatments for Osteopenia bone.) Go to Osteopenia bone Natural treatments 

There are also a number of Natural Treatments for this condition. Some of these you can be done at home. It is good to discuss with your health care provider any of these natural treatments for bone loss before you begin.  ( I reversed my  bone loss and regained bone density by using some of these Natural Treatments for Osteopenia bone. ) Go to Osteopenia bone Natural treatments 

If you want to see a list of all the information on this web site, just click on Osteoporosis, Osteopenia Index

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