How are you? Having osteopenia may indeed mean that there is a greater risk of osteoporosis. Risk factors such as age, being small and thin, having a family history of osteoporosis, taking certain medicines,or being a white or Asian woman. Management or intake of prescription medication will depend on the result of the bone mineral density test, symptoms and risk factors present. It is best that you check with your doctor for proper evaluation. Eating a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, regular exercise not smoking and having a healthy lifestyle, may help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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