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Treatments & Lifestyles which negatively affect bone health
Jan 22, 2014

Certain medical treatments have been associated with an increase in
osteoporosis, such as: 

• Chemotherapy or radiation
• Aromatase inhibitors for cancer of the breast and prostate
• GnRh analogues (gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist) used to
treat endometriosis or prostate cancer
• Corticosteroids such as prednisolone, prednisone or cortisone
• Some anticonvulsants for epilepsy
• Post organ transplant therapy
• Diuretics such as lasix and burinex
• Chronic heparin or warfarin
• Antipsychotic medications such as long term lithium therapy

The following lifestyle factors are associated with osteoporosis: 

• Excessive physiological or
psychological stress 
• Low body weight 
• Lack of regular weight
bearing exercise 
• Poor diet 
• Smoking and alcohol use

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