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Osteoporosis: What is it, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and More | Singapore General Hospital

Osteoporosis - How to prevent?

Osteoporosis - Causes and Risk Factors

• Sex, age and race
• Body size – low body mass index (BMI)
• Early menopause
• Childbearing
• Medications – e.g. steroids, anti-epileptic drug
• Hormone related disorder such as thyroid disease, reduced amount of sex hormones, adrenal glands disorder
• Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, disorders of the intestinal tract
• Prolonged bed rest and lack of exercise
• Lack of calcium and vitamin D in diet
• Excessive weight loss / dieting
• Smoking and high alcohol intake

Osteoporosis - Preparing for surgery

Osteoporosis - Post-surgery care

Osteoporosis - Other Information

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