Features July 2013 Issue

Steroids and Bone Health

Although beneficial for so many conditions, steroids are one of the most common causes of drug-induced osteoporosis.

What comes to mind when you think of what causes osteoporosis? For postmenopausal women, it may be low estrogen. For others, a lack of calcium or vitamin D may seem to be the primary culprits. Yet, one of the leading reasons for bone loss may surprise you.

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