How Do I Know If I Have Osteopenia? The treatment with natural therapists in order to halt the condition.

There are no symptoms associated with osteopenia, so the only way to find out if you have it is to have a BMD test. The most accurate diagnostic test is a sophisticated X-ray known as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This test is usually done in order to make an accurate diagnosis of osteoporosis. The test is usually recommended for women over the age of 60 and men over 70 years of age, unless other risk factors such as chemotherapy or long term anorexia are involved. The test will determine your risk of fracture based on the “T-score” you receive. For instance, a fifty year old Caucasian woman with a T-score of -2 (osteopenia) has a 27% chance of fracturing a hip while a woman of the same age with a score of -2.5 (osteoporosis) has a 33% chance of fracture.

Many people who are experiencing “aching bones” mistakenly believe that osteopenia or osteoporosis may be the cause of their discomfort. If you are experiencing back, neck or joint pain, you may wish to consult a Natural Medic. Natural medicine will treat the underlying imbalances, even if an actual BMD test has been done. Naturopaths do not need a diagnosis in order to adjust imbalances in the body.

Osteopenia occurs naturally as we age. As we reach middle age, our bone cells begin to be reabsorbed by the body faster than the body can create new bone cells. This results in a gradual decline in BMD. Those individuals who have naturally thicker bones develop osteopenia later than others, but to some degree, it occurs in all of us. Does alternate medicine with its minerals and alkalizing slow down the process or resolve it?

While this process of disintegration is universal, certain factors contribute to the speeding up or slowing down of the onset and severity of osteopenia. Natural health supplements can certainly slow down or prevent the acidity that encourages calcium to come out of the bones. Women, who have lower BMD than men, are more prone to develop it earlier than men and the process speeds up during menopause, when hormonal changes contribute to the body’s decreasing ability to create new bone cells. Alternate medicine can most certainly help with these hormonal issues.

The most important thing for a natural therapist with this condition is to halt further bone density issues by alkalizing the body and taking away the reasons for inflammation. To be become asymptomatic, it is a long and methodical treatment with natural therapies but a rewarding one. Amazing results can be achieved with perseverance.