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Re: Osteoporsis Questions

Re: Osteoporsis Questions

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Posted by Masemuni on September 27, 2000 at 15:05:15:

In Reply to: Re: Osteoporsis Questions posted by Bev of Va on September 12, 2000 at 12:22:19:

: : Iam just turning 52 and was told I have osteoporsis. It was quite a surprise because I've always felt I was physically strong for a small woman. Also have never broken a bone in my life and have been very active. My Dr. said my CT scan showed-3.25 (I believe). What exactly does this mean? Does this disease effect your teeth? In the last year I noticed my two front teeth started feeling porsis. I've always had very good teeth. She prescribed Fosamax and I have been reading some negatives. Please share any info that well enlighten me. I don't know what to think of all this.

As far as your question on the bone density reading. The doc told me this morning that ones bone density is compared with a 20 yr old woman, and up to -1 is normal, -1 to -2 1/2 is in the critical range, and below -2 1/2 is osteoporosis.
My wifes measurements were -2.5 and -3.7, so he put her on Formax.
Thats all I know and cannot find a site that defines this better, sorry




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