What is Osteopenia? This is the first question any one diagnosed with Osteopenia usually asks. What is it? If you are diagnosed with Osteopenia it means you have
some bone loss but your bone loss is not so severe as it would be if you were diagnosed with Osteoporosis.
When your health care provider receives the results of your dexa scan, and your T score is between -1 and - 2.5, your health care provider will tell you that you have Osteopenia. (If your score were lower, eg. -2.7 to -3.0 etc. your health care provider would tell you that you have a diagnosis of Osteoporosis, serious bone loss.)
But what does those T score numbers mean? Just what is Osteopenia in practical terms?
A diagnosis of Osteopenia means that your bones are more porous than they should be. Porous bones are weaker than bones that are not porous. So your Osteopenia bones could fracturemore easily than bones of normal density.
Example: When trees become porous, either because of age or disease, they develop tiny holes in their branches or trunk. A tree with porous limbs is more likely to suffer damage in a heavy wind. (A limb might break or the trunk itself might snap). A tree whose limbs and trunk are not porous is much more likely to survive sudden wind gusts and even sustained high winds.
So, too, with human beings. Porous bones may snap under sudden pressure such as happens during a fall. While bones that are very dense, bones that have T scores of +1 or +2 are less likely to fracture. This is why getting a diagnosis of your bone density is important. With a diagnosis you can have an early warning of potential problems and you can something to strengthen your bones before they become even more porous.
You want to start strengthening your bones as soon as possible. This web site offers you up-to-date information on every treatment that can be used to strength your bones. (And it includes both natural and pharmaceutical treatments)
If you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, the first step for preventing fractures is preventing falls. So why not spend a few minutes a day doing some Balance and co-ordination exercises ? These will make you much more steady on your feet.
Next you will want to understand why you have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis so I recommend you check out, What is Osteopenia: Its CAUSES page and figure out which causes ones apply to you. Once you understand ALL the possible cause of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis in your life, you will be in a good positions know which of the many Osteopenia treatments would fit you best.
A NOTE about choosing treatments: You would never buy shoes in a shop that claims 'one size fits all', so why would you believe that one Osteopenina treatment would fit everyone who needs to reverse their bone loss?
The aim of this web site is to provide you with the best scientific information about bone loss and its many possible treatments. Study the whole site and you, too, will join those who write me saying, "I reversed my bone loss!"
Scientific study Osteoporosis