A reader recently wrote to ask me if I had taken a Dexascan to prove that my body is now healthy and my bones strong.  I replied to her that, after all the research I’ve done over the past four years, I no longer have any faith in Dexascan testing or what it purports to […]

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Kathy on December 8th, 2008

Although I no longer see Dexascan scores as the most telling indicator of bone health, I was encouraged by the results of this year’s scan.  A 2.2% gain in the bone density of the hip (femoral neck), correlating with a T-score of -2.4 and a Z-score of -1.7.  No longer is my hip in the […]

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Kathy on August 3rd, 2008

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteopenia, it means that your bone density test indicates that you have a lower bone density than normal, BUT not low enough to qualify as osteoporosis.  In osteopenia, bone density ranges between 1 and 2.5 standard deviations below the norm.  Osteoporosis is diagnosed  from anything more than 2.5 standard deviations […]

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