November 27, 2015
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Osteopenia (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of osteopenia?

Frequently, bone loss can be slowed or stabilized with lifestyle changes or medication if necessary. In some situations, bone loss may continue due to hormonal factors, medical conditions, or medications. Examples of these situations may be untreated celiac sprue, untreated or resistant rheumatoid arthritis, and treatment with steroid medication such as prednisone used for another medical condition.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


"Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis"
National Institutes of Health
Katz, Seymour

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/28/2015


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