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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Susan Ivy replied 9 years ago.

Hello Virginia,

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Osteopenia is the name of the condition where the bone mineral density (BMD) is lower than normal, but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone marrow density is a measurement of the level of mineral in the bones and indicates how strong they are. Having osteopenia means there is a risk that as the time passes you will develop osteoporosis.

There are many things that you can do to improve your bone density. From exercising to taking calcium supplements.

This article goes into detail about osteopenia, what causes it, how to treat it, etc.

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If you have questions be sure to send them to me on a reply.

Thank you,