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What factors affect how fast I lose bone mass?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
You may lose bone faster or slower depending on factors such as:

  • Your activity level
  • Your calcium intake
  • Your family history
  • The medications you take
  • Your lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Your age at the onset of menopause
  • Whether you undergo estrogen-replacement therapy after menopause
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