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How can i get osteoporosis earlier?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Prevent OP.: Women should start supplementing calcium and vitamin D3 to help prevent osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise helps, too. Men could really do the same, as they can get OP as well when their testosterone levels start to decline.

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