Decreased bone density - Balance Hormone Solutions

What is decreased bone density?

Decreased bone density, also known as osteopenia or osteoporosis, is a medical condition characterized by porous and brittle bones that are more susceptible to fractures. This happens when old bone tissue is broken down faster than new bone tissue is made to replace it.

Some key things to know:


There are a variety of risk factors that can contribute to decreased bone density:


Often there are no obvious symptoms until weakened bones result in fractures. Some signs can include:

Diagnosis and Treatment

Bone density screening tests like DEXA scans can precisely measure bone mineral density. If low, medications like bisphosphonates or hormone therapy may be used to strengthen bones. Good nutrition and weight-bearing exercise also critical.

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In summary, decreased bone density leaves bones in a fragile state prone to breakage. But screening tests help assess fracture risk early, and various treatment options can strengthen bones and prevent crippling injuries. Awareness and proactive care is key! Paying attention to bone health will pay off for many years to come through an active, mobile lifestyle.

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