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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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Premenopausal Osteoporosis

Did you know that eight out of every 10 people who get osteoporosis are women? While a woman's risk of developing osteoporosis increases with age -- and menopause is a key risk factor for osteoporosis -- premenopausal osteoporosis or bone loss that happens before menopause is not uncommon and can result in painful, debilitating fractures.

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Last Updated: November 06, 2012
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