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what causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

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Dr. Anthony Watson
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015

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