What does the bone densitometry test of my mother indicate?
Q: My 45 years old mother recently underwent a bone densitometry test and the result was -1.9. She is having severe pain in her knee joints and cannot walk properly. Please suggest diagnosis, medicines and recommended diet.
A:Osteoporosis is a disease in, which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. The T-score osteoporosis number is a number that indicates whether or not bone loss has occurred.
- A T-score above - 1 is considered normal bone mass.
- A T-score between - 2.5 and - 1 is low bone mass (called osteopaenia).
- A T-score below - 2.5 is considered osteoporosis.