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Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Richards
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it is

Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are associated with metabolic bone problems, such as osteoporosis.
This is worsened by frequently using steroids.

In brief: Yes it is

Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are associated with metabolic bone problems, such as osteoporosis.
This is worsened by frequently using steroids.
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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

People who have long standing history of crohn's may develop metabolic bone disease .
This is in part due to malabsorption of important vitamins and minerals like vitamin d and calcium but could also be secondary to the prolonged use of steroids which can also results in metabolic bone disease manifested as osteoporosis.

In brief: Yes

People who have long standing history of crohn's may develop metabolic bone disease .
This is in part due to malabsorption of important vitamins and minerals like vitamin d and calcium but could also be secondary to the prolonged use of steroids which can also results in metabolic bone disease manifested as osteoporosis.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health.
Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health.
Discuss with your doctor.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

with failure to absorb vitamin D and/or calcium!

In brief: Yes

with failure to absorb vitamin D and/or calcium!
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