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Anyone have high bone density?

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by AndyPandy, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    I had a bone densitometry scan today because my doctor was concerned about osteoporosis. I am inactive due to ME/CFS and my calcium intake is low due to food allergies and intolerances and problems with calcium supplements (constipation). There is also a family history of osteoporosis, I am 54 years old and I have a slight build (165cm and 55kg). All risk factors for osteoporosis.

    I was very surprised to find out that my bone density was high not low. I have a Z score of 2.63 for femoral neck and 2.51 for lumbar spine. It seems that a high bone density of Z score 2.5 and above is a problem and can have a number of causes, some of them looking pretty nasty.

    A couple of causes are heavy metal toxicity, high vitamin A and high vitamin D. My vitamin D levels are fine, but I haven't been tested for vitamin A or heavy metals.

    Does anyone on PR have high bone density? Is this one way that the body copes with ME/CFS or is it due to something else?

    Appreciate your wisdom.
  2. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Does anyone have access to full text articles on Pub Med? I would like to read the following article about high bone density but can only access the extract. Is it possible to post a link to the full text on this thread?

    PMID: 15722580. M Whyte J Clin Densitom "Misinterpretation of Osteodensitometry with high bone density BMD Z > or = 2.5". 2005 Spring 8(1): 1-6.

    Many thanks.
  3. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    Try asking here.
  4. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Making the most of it

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    Sorry Me Sci but when I click on "here" PR says I don't have permission to go there. Are you suggesting a different forum?
  5. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @AndyPandy
    seem to think you had to have posted 100 times before you could access the library?????? or maybe I'm thinking of a different forum. Someone will tell you I'm sure.
  6. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I don't know if it's related to CFS, but there are some threads on bone spurs on a ME/CFS forum that may be related: https://www.google.com/search?q="bone+spurs"+site:forums.prohealth.com

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