Expert Video - Can certain medications increase the risk of developing osteoporosis?
Dr. David Karpf of Stanford University describes how taking certain medications can increase bone loss. He discusses the role of steroids, blood thinners, ulcer medications, thyroid hormone, and medicines used in breast and prostate cancer treatment in raising the risk of osteoporosis. Dr. Karpf also touches on the osteoporosis risks of having a medical condition that causes the body to lose calcium regularly.
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