Senile Osteopenia Osteoporosis is one of the most common forms of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. So we ask what is senile osteopenia osteoporosis? How is it diagnosed?And importantly, how it is treated?
First you need to understand that you could have senile osteopenia osteoporosis and never know it. A bone fracture could become you first clue that your bones have become thin or weak.. That is why it is important to get tested.
Talk to you health care provider. Ask about having your bone density tested. There are many different types of bone density tests. Your health care provider should be able to chose one that would be appropriate for you and give you a prescription to get that bone density test in the next month or so. Please do not wait for a fracture to let you know that your bones have gotten thin or weak.
As we age, we begin to lose bone. The reason for this is simple. The bone building cells (osteoblasts) in our body begin to slow down as we age but the cells that remove old bone (osteoclasts) do not. As a result our bodies begin to remove more bone than they are building.
As we lose bone more bone than we build we develop Osteopenia (thin bones) or even Osteoporosis (porous bones). We do not feel the change in our bones. In fact there are no real symptoms of weakening bones. In fact, without regular testing a bone fracture can be our first clue that our bones have become weak: Osteopenic or Osteoporosic.
This lack of outward symptoms for bone weakness is why it is so important to get a baseline measure of our bone density when we are in early middle age. Most people do this with a dexa scan but there are other bone density tests that can be used. See: bone density tests. Her is a link to types of bone density tests to detect senile osteopenia osteoporosis
When we have osteoporosic bone, our bones are much more likely to fracture.I n fact if our osteoporosis becomes severe, our bones can fracture spontaneously...without any real trauma such as a fall.
There are a number of things that we can do to prevent and to remedy senile Osteopenia osteoporosis.
First, the earlier you are diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, the easier it is to reverse or remedy the situation.
Second there are a number of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat Osteoporosis
Third, there are a number of natural remedies for weak bones including special
exercises as well as dietary improvements and hers and other natural osteopenia, osteoporosis treatments as well as certain exercise programs.
I entourage you to take time to read as much as you can about preventing and reversing senile osteopenia osteoporosis.
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