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Posted by: Liz | 2007/06/06

Osteopenia

I have just returned from a bone density screening and the results were a bit worrying. My spine is normal but both my hips are not and they fall onto the bottom rung of the BMD. I was advised to see my Doctor asap with the results. I'm 46 and started menopause at 42. What exactly does this mean for me? And how will it be treated?

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Dear Liz
It may increase your risk for breaking a hip later on in life if you fall. Your doctor will probably give you something to stimulate bone growth.
Weight bearing exercise ( like walking) , following the right diet with enough calcium and vit D and avoiding sigarettes are important.
see http://www.medicinenet.com/osteoporosis/article.htm

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