Osteopenia

Osteopenia is commonly seen in patients over the age of 50 who have lower than average bone density, but who do not have osteoporosis. Bone density is the measurement of calcium levels in bones usually diagnosed using a bone density scanner called a DEXA scanner. Having low bone density can increase the risk of fractures.

Osteopenia is usually managed by a Rheumatologist with conservative treatment through maintaining a healthy diet, physiotherapy, exercise and supplements or medication.

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