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    Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Professional

    General lifestyle and dietary measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis should be undertaken. Adequate dietary intake or supplementation of calcium (1000 mg) a...

    Juvenile Paget's Disease Professional

    The use of anti-resorptive drugs, such as the bisphosphonates , eg pamidronate or calcitonin , has led to clinical, biological and radiological improvement. [ 5 , 7 , 8 ] Some work suggests th...

    Phyto-oestrogens Professional

    In humans the evidence is conflicting: Phyto-oestrogens have been associated with a decreased risk of osteoporosis, but results from intervention and observational studies have been inc...

    Asthma Inhalers Conditions

    If you use a high dose of inhaled steroid over a long time it may be a risk factor for developing osteoporosis . You can help to prevent osteoporosis by taking regular exercise, n...

    Hyperparathyroidism Conditions

    This can cause weakness and 'thinning' of your bones - a condition known as osteopenia or, if more severe, osteoporosis. Your bones may become more susceptible to breaks or fractures....

    Ankylosing Spondylitis Conditions

    'Thinning' of the bones (osteoporosis) . Lung fibrosis . Cardiovascular disease (see later). Heart valve problems .

    Inhalers for COPD (including Inhaled Steroids) Conditions

    If you use a high dose of inhaled steroid over a long time it may be a risk factor for 'thinning' of the bones (osteoporosis). You can help to prevent osteoporosis by takin...

    Menopause and its Management Professional

    These all increase significantly after the menopause. Osteoporosis : the link between osteoporosis and oestrogen deficiency is well documented. Menopause and the accompanying l...

    Turner Syndrome Conditions

    'Thinning' of the bones (osteoporosis) . This may occur later in life as a complication of a lack of oestrogen if oestrogen treatment is not started early enough or taken continuously...

    Missed Periods Conditions

    Weak bones (osteoporosis) When the absent periods are combined with low levels of the female hormone oestrogen, there may be a risk of bones weakening.

    Pemphigus Vulgaris Conditions

    Another side-effect is 'thinning' of the bones ( osteoporosis ). If you take steroid treatment for more than a month, you will probably be advised to take vitamin D and calcium tablet...

    Oral Steroids Conditions

    The main possible side-effects include the following: 'Thinning' of the bones (osteoporosis) . However, there are some medicines that can help to protect against this if the ...

    Forearm Injuries and Fractures Conditions

    If you are in late middle-age or older and sustain one of these broken bones, it is sometimes worth seeing if you have 'thinning' of the bones ( osteoporosis ). What about forear...

    Prevention of Falls in the Elderly Conditions

    You may need tests to check whether you have any conditions which make it more likely that you will break a bone if you do fall (for example, osteoporosis). The doctor will also check your me...

    Hip Problems Conditions

    Hip fractures are most likely in someone who has a condition called osteoporosis , which makes the bones weaker and more likely to break. See the separate leaflet called Hip Fracture.

    Scoliosis and Kyphosis Professional

    Prevention There is little that can be done to prevent scoliosis or kyphosis except that the adult type is often related to osteoporosis, especially the dowager's hump. Prevention of ...

    Hyperprolactinaemia and Prolactinoma Professional

    Presentation is often late, and osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, as an indirect result of hypogonadism, may already be present at diagnosis.

    Corticosteroids and Corticosteroid Replacement Therapy Professional

    Confirmed chickenpox in such patients warrants urgent referral and urgent treatment. [ 1 ] Corticosteroids and osteoporosis Corticosteroid therapy is a major risk factor for os...

    Turner Syndrome Professional

    Almost all affected women are infertile, but some are able to conceive with assisted reproduction. [ 4 ] Turner syndrome is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart defects, congenita...

    Polymyalgia Rheumatica Professional

    Prevention and treatment of steroid-induced osteoporosis [ 5 ] See also separate Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention article.