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Can taking thyroid medication increase my risk of osteoporosis?

Although essential for people with an underactive thyroid, thyroid medication can cause osteoporosis and fractures. Talk to your doctor about monitoring this periodically through a simple blood test, and ask for advice on various thyroid-medication doses to reduce your risk.
Stop Osteoarthritis Now: Halting the Baby Boomers' Disease

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Stop Osteoarthritis Now: Halting the Baby Boomers' Disease

What exactly is this debilitating disease? It is an inflammation in or around the joints caused by wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, resulting in pain, swelling, or stiffness in the back,...

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The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Osteoporosis
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