These Medicines May Cause Bone Loss

Yahoo Health—October 16, 2015

Yahoo Health reports that some medications can lead to bone loss, also known as osteoporosis, or weakening if they're used in high doses over a long period of time. Osteoporosis increases risk for fractures, which can be painful and limit mobility.

Dr. Joseph Lane, orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery notes that drugs used to treat thyroid disorders should be carefully monitored since people on higher doses, for instance for thyroid cancer, may have an increased risk for bone loss.

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