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Posted by Jewel
on May 02, 2000 at 13:15:17:
In Reply to: Osteoporosis Guidelines posted by Jaye on October 08, 1999 at 13:57:37:
: I have Osteoporosis. My bone density scan puts me at a T-count of -3.59 I have searched the web for hours reading all info I can find and nowhere does it explain the different degrees according to T-count. Can I still carry my groceries myself, can I vacuum, do general housework, etc? Somewhere I would like to find some info such as: at -2.5 you are still able to do ..., at -3.0 you should avoid ...., and so on. Does anyone have any of these answers? I am taking Fosamax and Calcium supplements but it is the day to day limitations I am concerned with right now.
Jaye..., wouldn't that be useful information! I found a little bit about T-scores at www.prevention.com (look under osteoporosis). I am 35 and my T-scores are around -2.12. I think the percentages are mentioned in the www.webmd.com site. 90%and above is normal. 80-90% suggests mild osteoporosis, 70-80% is moderate and so on. I think there are sites where you can ask specific questions but i havent found them yet, only heard about them. Can you let me know if you find anything useful? I know it is best to get a physiotherapist (I did and she is really helpful) to advise you of back strengthening exercises. Your GP should refer you to one and maybe she will know more about the T-Scores? If not, try and speak to an endocrinologist who for sure will know about them. Good Luck.
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