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Osteoporosis - How to prevent?

Osteoporosis - Causes and Risk Factors

  • Sex, age and race
  • Body size – low body mass index (BMI)
  • Early menopause
  • Childbearing
  • Medications – e.g. steroids, anti-epileptic drug
  • Hormone related disorder such as thyroid disease, reduced amount of sex hormones, adrenal glands disorder
  • Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, disorders of the intestinal tract
  • Prolonged bed rest and lack of exercise
  • Lack of calcium and vitamin D in diet
  • Excessive weight loss / dieting
  • Smoking and high alcohol intake

Osteoporosis - Preparing for surgery

Osteoporosis - Post-surgery care

Osteoporosis - Other Information

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