Definition of Osteopenia
Osteopenia is a medical condition where the bones of the body get thinner than normal. It is considered a predecessor of osteoperosis, a disease that involves easy bone fracture. The word "osteopenia" is derived from the Greek words "osteon" (bone) and...
Osteopenia is a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is
considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis. However, not ...
What is osteopenia?Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is
lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis
Aug 27, 2014 ... Osteopenia is a bone condition characterized by bone loss that is not as severe
as in osteoporosis. Read about treatment, symptoms, causes, ...
Bone density is typically measured with a DEXA scan . A T-score of minus-1 to minus-2.5 is considered osteopenia
, and a risk factor for developing osteoporosis. The concern is that as bone becomes less dense, there is an increased susceptibility to fracture. More »
Better Bones discusses the diagnosis of osteopenia or low bone mass to help
you understand what it means for bone health and risk of osteoporosis.
Jun 9, 2009 ... Like their names suggest, osteopenia and osteoporosis are related diseases.
Both are varying degrees of bone loss, as measured by bone ...
General One of the most common findings in skeletal radiology is increased
radiolucency of bone, most properly termed osteopenia. This term is much
Low bone density is when your bone density is lower than normal, but not low
enough to be considered osteoporosis. It may mean that you have a greater ...
Osteopenia refers to having bone mineral density (BMD) that is below normal
levels but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Bone mineral density