The Morning Blend


Who's at risk for glucocorticoid osteoporosis?

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 18:21:13-04

People living with common inflammatory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis often need to turn to glucocorticoid medications (also known as corticosteroids) for long periods of time to help manage these conditions. Glucocorticoids can cause significant bone loss and increased risk of osteoporotic fracture.