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How does rheumatoid arthritis cause osteoporosis?
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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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