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Osteoporosis

Borderline Osteoporosis Treatment

10/22/2002

Question:

What kind of treatment do I need since my m.d. has said I have borderline osteoporosis?

Answer:

Physicians use the term borderline osteoporosis in many different ways. It is common to recommend treatment when the bone density scores are -2.0 standard deviations and lower compared to the young, healthy population. Above that treatment would depend on a person`s risk factors. For many, adequate calcium, vitamin D, exercise, not smoking and avoiding excessive thinness may suffice.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati