Hi all, I'm working on some clinical questions for my A&P class. It's all going well, except for one question I'm not sure about. We never went over diseases in class, so I'm slightly lost.
Here's the question
4. Gina is 67 years old and a test shows she has reduced bone density, but she has a normal level of [Ca2+] plasma levels. After taking a survey of her friends of similar age, Gina notices her female friends suffer from this reduced bone density at a larger rate compared to her male friends. What is the bone disorder that Gina has and why is it more prevalent in female friends at her age? Be sure to explain what is occurring at the level of the bone. Why are Gina's [Ca2+]plasma levels normal? What are some possible treatments that the doctor may suggest to help Gina with her reduced bone density?
The bolded part is the only one I'm not sure of. It seems that this is osteoporosis, but I thought with that calcium levels should be lower, not normal. Any suggestions?