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31 Jan 2006

Osteopenia: need for Fosamax?
I am 27, female. My bone density is 80% of normal and i have a T-score of -2. I do exercise 2-3 times a week and I take a Calcium supplement. I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta in my family. Is it necessary to take something like Fosamax to build up the bonemass?
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Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear MK
Please contact me at the Osteoporosis Foundation 021 931 7894. I need to get some more info from you e.g have you ever fractured?.
Also a T-score in a 27 year old is not used to diagnose osteoporosis, but the Z-score is important. Could you supply me with this? The reason we use the Z score is that it is age matched and as you are still building up peak bone mass, the T score is not relevant.
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