Osteopenia definition. If you have received a diagnosis of Osteopenia it means that you have 'thin bones'. (Osteo means bone.) What does this mean to you and your health? If you do not increase your bone density and you keep losing bone, you will progress to Osteoporosis, (porous bone) a more serious condition in which it is much more likely that you will suffer a fracture or even multiple small fractures eg. of your spine which could lead to a condition known as Kyphosis or Dowagers hump.
If you have been diagnosed with Osteopenia, the first thing you may want to do is figure out why your bones are thinning. This is important. Unless you know why, you can not correct whatever is causing your bone loss.
Sometimes thinning bones can be caused by your diet, by lack of activity or by a dozen other things. Once you understand the individual Causes of your bone loss, you will be able to think about life style changes, supplements etc. - things you might do to help your body increase the work of your Osteoblasts (bone building cells) so you build stronger bones and can reverse your Osteopenia. You do not want to progress to the more serious condition of Osteoporosis.
If you have not do so, please read: Causes of Osteopenia before coming back to this page for more information.
You can reverse your Osteopenia. You can build stronger bones. I have done it and readers of this web site have done so. And some readers of my free newsletter, Osteopenia Treatments News write that they are unsbubscribing because they no longer need the Newsletter. They have reversed their bone loss and now have normal bone density!
So, yes, you will want to create your plan to build bone so your bones do not become any thinner or weaker. You co not want to suffer one or more fractures in the next few years. You can do reverse your bone loss: others have - so can you.
In one sense you are lucky to have learned that you have Osteopenia, 'thin bones' because you now you know that you need to make some changes in your life. You willbe able to reverse what is causing you to lose bone. And you will be able to build strong bones once again.
There are a number of pages with science backes information about building stronger bones; reversing Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. I invite you to explore these.
Suggested reading: Osteopenia definition and building stronger bones:
1. Osteopenia definition:Causes of Bone loss
2. Natural treatments to reverse Osteopenia - how to increase bone denisty without pharmeceutical drugs.
3. Pharmeceutical treatments for bone loss - understanding any drugs your health care provider may prescribe.