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Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Vit d deficiency: due to dietary absence or standard rickets gets better when the diet improves. Long term changes to the bones change in a growing child but after bone growth stops or as skeletal maturity approaches the bone lose their ability to remodel or change shape back to normal. Other casues such as endocrine or renal are more complex

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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