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Corticosteroids – Osteoporosis

October 29, 2010
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This article is part of a series about corticosteroid side effects.  When treating osteoarthritis of the knee with steroids these tips can help.

Steroid treatments can result in the thinning of bones with an increased risk of fractures.  Many doctors require their patients have a bone density test before beginning steroid therapy.

To help prevent osteoporosis patients should consider:

  1. Taking calcium supplements
  2. Taking multivitamins
  3. Quitting smoking and drinking
  4. Exercising
  5. Taking bone preserving medications
  6. Assessing your risks of falling


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