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What causes demineralization?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Many causes

Demineralization is removal of minerals from the skeleton.
Adequate mineralization depends on calcium, vit d intake, exposure to sun, regular exercising, some hormone replacement. With aging exercise and extrogen/ testosterone production reduces. The skeleton becomes osteoporotic. Overactive thyroid gland, proton pump inhibitors, bowel disease, and excessive steroids reduce mineralization.

In brief: Many causes

Demineralization is removal of minerals from the skeleton.
Adequate mineralization depends on calcium, vit d intake, exposure to sun, regular exercising, some hormone replacement. With aging exercise and extrogen/ testosterone production reduces. The skeleton becomes osteoporotic. Overactive thyroid gland, proton pump inhibitors, bowel disease, and excessive steroids reduce mineralization.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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