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Osteopenia

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

Osteopenia is a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis. However, not every person diagnosed with osteopenia will develop osteoporosis.  Osteopenia is a common effect of coeliac disease, even among patients who are otherwise asymptotic. 

One major cause is estrogen imbalance, which itself has numerous causes, please follow the link.  A more general picture of the causes of bone diseases in general and thus of Osteopenia, is provided  in Bone and skeletal disease, please follow the link.

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