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Many things contribute to your bone health. Some you can change and others you can’t.

Link with Medical Problems

Even though you may not be able to get rid of medical problems, you can work on better control of the disease or condition. The number of diseases or conditions that may be contributing to your low bone mass is a long list that ranges from common to rare in occurrence. It’s best that you discuss your individual medical history with your doctor. Here’s a few examples listed that might surprise you.

Top 5 Diseases or Conditions with Links to Osteoporosis

  1. Vitamin D deficiency
  2. Obesity
  3. Diabetes
  4. Celiac disease
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis

Link with Medicines

Medicines are another major category of contributing factors to low bone mass. Reevaluate the use of each one of your medicines and supplements, including prescription and over-the-counter preparations, with your doctor. Verify the necessity and make appropriate adjustments as directed by your doctor.

There’s also a long list of medicines that may contribute to bone loss. Here’s a short list of common categories of medicines that might surprise you as well.

Top 5 Medicine Types with Links to Osteoporosis

  1. Steroids (prednisone)
  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors – PPIs
  3. Aromatase Inhibitors for breast cancer
  4. Hormonal Therapy for prostate cancer
  5. Antidepressants – SSRIs

Schedule an appointment to sit down with your doctor to review your medical history, what you’re taking for medicines and supplements, what you’re doing exercise and activities, and what you’re eating.