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Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis

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Certain diseases increase the risk of osteoporosis. They include those of the:

Other conditions that increase the risk for osteoporosis include those that reduce the amount of estrogen or testosterone in the body. One example is removing a woman's ovaries.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Current as of November 6, 2012

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