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How does rheumatoid arthritis cause osteoporosis?

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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not directly

It increases the risk of osteoporosis.
A large risk factor is if steroids are used in ra.

In brief: Not directly

It increases the risk of osteoporosis.
A large risk factor is if steroids are used in ra.
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Dr. Aaron Broadwell
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Inflammation

Many chronic inflammatory diseases are risk factors for developing osteoporosis. There are other risk factors such as female sex, post-menopause, advanced age, thin body habitus, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Ask your primary care physician or your ob/gyn if you need to be screened and/or tested for osteoporosis.

In brief: Inflammation

Many chronic inflammatory diseases are risk factors for developing osteoporosis. There are other risk factors such as female sex, post-menopause, advanced age, thin body habitus, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Ask your primary care physician or your ob/gyn if you need to be screened and/or tested for osteoporosis.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Low bone mineral den

Osteopenia/osteoporosis (very low bone mineral density) in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis has been associated with severe disease, lower body mass index, decreased intake of calcium and vitamin d, and decreased physical activity.

In brief: Low bone mineral den

Osteopenia/osteoporosis (very low bone mineral density) in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis has been associated with severe disease, lower body mass index, decreased intake of calcium and vitamin d, and decreased physical activity.
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