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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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Reality: Everyone needs to be concerned with their bone health! Although white women appear to be at greatest risk for osteoporosis, osteoporosis does not discriminate: men and women of all ethnic groups can develop the disease. Osteoporosis statistics show that about 2 million men are living with the disease today, and another 3.5 million men are at risk of developing osteoporosis. Although women experience more rapid bone loss in their 50s, by their late 60s, men and women are losing bone mass...

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Last Updated: November 06, 2012
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