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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.

REFERENCES:

Khosla, S. and L.J. Melton. "Clinical Practice: Osteopenia." N Engl J Med 356 (2007): 2293-2300.

National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. Washington, DC: National Osteoporosis Foundation; 2010.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/26/2013

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