Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis

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Topic Overview

Certain diseases increase the risk of osteoporosis . They include those of the:

Other conditions that increase the risk for osteoporosis include those that reduce the amount of estrogen or testosterone in the body. One example is removing a woman's ovaries.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014