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Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis

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Diseases that increase the risk of osteoporosis include those of the:

Other medical conditions that increase a person's risk of developing osteoporosis include any condition that reduces the amount of estrogen or testosterone in a person's body, such as removing a woman's ovaries.

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Knowing and Treating Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes diagnosed incidentally after an X-ray has been taken for a fracture or an illness. If your health care provider suspects you have osteoporosis, he or she may measure you to check for a loss of height. The vertebrae are often the first bones affected, causing a loss in height of half an inch or more. Your health care provider may also recommend that your bone density be measured.  Diagnostic tools more likely to catch osteoporosis at an early stage include various forms...

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Last Updated: November 06, 2012
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