Osteopenia is bone density that is lower than normal but above levels for osteoporosis. It increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. But having osteopenia does not mean you will get osteoporosis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how osteopenia develops, its risk factors, monitoring, and much more.
Why do we have bones?
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Understand the symptoms of osteoporosis from the experts at WebMD.
Learn About Bone Densitometry
WebMD looks at bone densitometry scans, a type of test that can detect problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
What Is a Bone Mineral Density Test?
A bone mineral density test examines segments of your bone through X-rays to detect osteoporosis. The test is quick and painless, and it gives you a snapshot of how strong they are.
Bone Density Tests: A Clue to Your Future
DEXA bone density scans: Will you glide into your golden years or live out a fractured fairy tale?
Boning Up on Bones
It's not your run-of-the-mill camp, though the 46 boys who attended Camp Calcium at Purdue University this year participated in all the fun and games typically associated with six weeks away from mom and dad. But the camp is also an innovative setting for a research project, now in its seventh year, looking at how the body uses calcium to build bones during the adolescent growth spurt. Findings f
Low-Cost Ways to Protect Your Bones
If you have osteoporosis or you're concerned about getting it, learn how some inexpensive ways to change your diet and exercise habits. Your new lifestyle will help you keep your bones strong and prevent fractures.
New Weapons to Fight Osteoporosis
It's not just hormones anymore. Today, there are several ways to fight the brittle bones and potentially deadly fractures due to osteoporosis.
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The Basics of Bone Health and Disease
What is osteoporosis?
Super Foods for Your Bones
Some of the foods that are good for your bones might surprise you. Greens? Figs? Salmon? Dig in!
Essential Screening Tests for Women
WebMD guides women through health screenings their doctor may recommend based on their age and risk factors. Screening tests may help find diseases or conditions like cancer or diabetes early, when they are easier to treat.
The Truth About Vitamin D’s Health Benefits
Learn more about what vitamin D does and how much you need.