What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia?


Osteoporosis is diagnosed when your bone mineral density (BMD) is 2.5 points below the standard — a definition that is based on a large sample of 20- to 29-year-old women. Osteopenia is diagnosed when BMD is lower than the standard by 1 to 2.4 points, which is not low enough to be considered osteoporosis. A diagnosis of osteopenia can put you in a higher risk category for developing osteoporosis. But in either case, there are many safe, natural ways to reduce and even reverse bone loss that benefit the whole body. We’ve developed a guided approach to help women make the changes needed to turn their bone health around.

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