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A 53-year-old female asked:

Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
43 years experience
Possibly: Some secondary causes, such as hyperparathyroidism, malnutrition, respond faster once the problem is alleviated. Steroid use, smoking, hyperthyroidism, can also improve faster, but there tend to be lingering effects so that bone density remains lower than normal.
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