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13 Mar 2003

Osteopenia
My mom, aged 62 has been diagnosed with osteopenia in her spine and hip. What exactly is this condition, can it be treated and if so, how? What are the long-term effects of the medication and what will happen if the osteopenia gets worse?
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01 Jan 0001

Worried, it means that the bone density is lower than it should be. It’s not always possible to reverse, but stopping the deterioration is often possible.
If the osteopenia gets worse it will become osteoporosis with all its complications. This is Treated with drugs like Fosamax®, Miacalcic® and Evista®. Your mother should ask her doctor about them.
Good luck.

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