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A 49-year-old member asked:

Osreoporosis (thinning of bone) is caused by?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Osteoporosis : It is caused by insufficient calcium in your bones and often occurs post menopause
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

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Dr. Anthony Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Many things: Osteoporosis can be the result of low calcium, low Vitamin D, decreased bone production, increased bone turnover, disuse of a limb due to injury or pain, or other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to have osteoporosis evaluated with a physical and blood work so that the correct treatment can occur and prevent fractures.
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Last updated Jun 7, 2017
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