Bone density test showed Low BMD. Thanks for your help
Bones have a specific density (or strength if you like) that weaken as one ages. Women are especially prone to osteoporosis after menopause (it ranges from normal to osteopenia to osteoporosis). Often a Vitamin D and Calcium supplement are suggested if the cause is dietary insufficiency. In women, low estrogen is the usual culprit (after menopause) while in men, very low testosterone levels can have the same effect. Hormone replacement therapy is sometimes indicated but doctors prefer to see load bearing exercise, such as walking regularly, first.
The bone mass density scan usually targets the top of the Femur and hip, lower lumbar vertebrae (lower back) and wrists. Each area gets given a density score (weight/volume) and the normal range for comparison in a report. if you have any further questions please ask or write a list to take to your doctor who should explain the results to you. You may be referred to an endocronologist.
I hope this helped explain a bit.
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