1) If your result is normal, how can you prevent yourself from developing Osteoporosis?

2) If you have osteopenia = low bone density:

  • Ask your Doctor to explain your results to you so that you understand your exact diagnosis. Reading through the “T score” explanation prior to seeing your doctor should make it easier for you to understand your results.
  • Why have you developed it? The cause/s should be found and addressed.
  • Do you need calcium and vitamin D?
  • Do you need to go on an Osteoporosis medication? This will depend on the cause/s, your risk of fracture (if you have not fractured yet) and your DXA results of your spine and hips.

3) If you are diagnosed with having Osteopenia in one area and Osteoporosis in another.

  • Ask your doctor to explain your results to you so that you understand your exact diagnosis. Reading through the “T score” explanation prior to seeing your doctor should make it easier for you to understand.
  • What are the cause/s? The cause/s should be found and addressed.
  • Do you need calcium and vitamin D? Most people do not get the recommended amounts of vitamin D.
  • What Osteoporosis medications are suitable for you? This will depend on if you have fractured yet, the cause/s of your bone loss, your risk of re-fracture, your DXA results and your medical history.

4) If you have Osteoporosis:

  • Ask your Doctor to explain your results to you, so that you understand your exact diagnosis. Reading through the “T score” explanation prior to seeing your doctor, should make it easier for you to understand.
  • What are the cause/s? The cause/s of your bone loss should be found and addressed.
  • Do you need calcium and vitamin D?
  • What Osteoporosis medications are suitable for you? This will depend on: the cause/s ; your risk of fracture ; whether you have had a fracture/s ;your DXA results; your medical history.

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