Is low bone mass/bone loss always visually looked thinner than a normal bone? Thin bone=low bone mass, big bone=high bone mass? Or it cant be an indicator unless we take an x-ray of it?
Is bone loss caused by being anorexic for 2 years during my teenage years (15-17) not reversible?
Im 19, male, and 5'9 tall. I feel like my bone, palm, and wrist r very thin now compared to boys my age, and i think anorexia (eating disorder actually) was the culprit. There's one point when i was 15, i weighed as low as 100 lbs (was 5'7-5'8 tall back then) by starving myself. Did this contribute to my shrinking/thin bones?
Is it reversible? Could i maximize my bone potential? One thing i assure u, its not genes thing ok..
Loss of bone mass does not usually appear as a thin bone but as a less dense bone typically on x-rays or bone scan. Low bone mass/ density may be reversible completely or partially. However if this is due to chronic malnutrition bone length may as well be affected, which may or may not be reversible. I would suggest an initial evaluation by a primary care physician (if need be a specialist opinion may be taken) so than an appropriate management plan can be initiated.
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