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Does having a chronic lung disease increase my risk of osteoporosis?

Yes. Smoking in general raises the risk of developing osteoporosis. Some medications like prednisone and other cortisone drugs that are used to treat chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema can increase the risk of osteoporosis when taken long-term. Remove what risk factors you can, and get a bone-density test to assess your bone strength so you can take the steps needed for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
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