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Who's at risk for glucocorticoid osteoporosis?

Posted: 4:21 PM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 22:21:13Z

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.