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what should i do to prevent my osteopenia from progression to osteporosis?

diagnosed with osteopenia 2 y ago , no other issuses.
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Hi.  I was diagnosed with this too and it did not develop into osteoporosis (yet) and got better.  I used to be very VERY thin and drank a lot of pop.  I am no longer thin (rats) and cut down on the caffeine. My doctor said it is probably related to having less of a worry about my bones.  But, that's just my situation.  How old are you?  How did they diagnose it?  Did you do a bone scan?  Here's an easy to read article on treating osteopenia. (to prevent full blow osteoporosis). https://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/guide/osteopenia-treatments-medications#1  In all seriousness, lifestyle things are supposed to really help.  Exercise regularly, cut back on salt and caffeine, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D (since you put this on the vitamin D forum, you probably know that), do you like sardines?  Eat sardines (nope, not me) and salmon.  Give up smoking and drinking.  

Then supplements.  Calcium and Vitamin D are important.  Do you take this?  Most adults should get between 1,000 and 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 600 to 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D every day.  I would not be surprised if your doctor doesn't recommend extra vitamin D than that amount.  

And there are medications that can be prescribed too.

What is your doctor suggesting?
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