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.
Preventing Bone Fractures With Osteoporosis
If you or someone you care about has osteoporosis, check out these tips from WebMD for preventing broken bones.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Scans
How is bone mineral density measured? Learn more about DXA, also called DEXA, a common test used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
Understand the symptoms of osteoporosis from the experts at WebMD.
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.
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.
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
5 Lifestyle Steps for Bone Health
Maximize bone health and reduce the effects of osteoporosis with these simple steps. Start today.
The Effects of Smoking on Bone Health
Cigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis.
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The Truth About Vitamin D’s Health Benefits
Learn more about what vitamin D does and how much you need.
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.
Super Foods for Your Bones
Some of the foods that are good for your bones might surprise you. Greens? Figs? Salmon? Dig in!