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what body systems are affected by osteoporosis

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It effects only bone: But other body systems cause osteoporosis. Also some external causes. Thyroid, renal disease, diabetes, mal absorption. There are more. Smoking, stero ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone: Osteoporosis affects the strength of the bone, and can predispose patients to develop fractures. In severe cases, spinal deformities can develop whic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
The skeleton: Osteoporosis is a disease of decreased bone density that results in pain and increased risk of fracture. The causes of osteoporosis may be due to dis ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures in the spine or the hip, and in the forearm if you trip and break a bone. If you are age 60-65 and have not had a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Bone: Osteoporosis is conditions of bones with decrease bone strength , which results in increase in risk of fractures. It is common in postmenopausal wome ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Just the skeletal: system,but it can cause compression of nerves,,so nerves could bee affected. Hope this helps!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Women: Over the age of 50, post-menopausal , caucasian or asian, family history are all factors for increased risk.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold: Cold exposure often has an adverse effect on musculoskeletal tissues which may be the case with you. Chronic discomfort or low grade inflammation can ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Deficient in D, K?: Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium and K needed for calcium to enter our bones. Get your D level checked- optimal is 50-80. Try Vit K2 15-45 mg/day ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Skeletal disease: Bones can develop osteoporosis.
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