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What is the relationship between prolactinoma and osteoporosis?

People with prolactinoma are at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis. Prolactinoma causes too much prolactin in the body, which leads to lower levels of estrogen and testosterone. This may decrease bone density in both women and men. Decreased bone density increases the risk for osteoporosis, which is a condition in which bones become weak and fragile. Because of this, it's especially important for people with prolactinoma to get enough calcium and vitamin D, either through food or through vitamin supplements.

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Can women with prolactinoma become pregnant?
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Does prolactinoma affect men differently than women?
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Prolactinoma can affect both men and women, but it affects the sexes somewhat differently. Some of t...
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Can prolactinoma tumors return even after treatment?
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What is the rate of incidence of prolactinoma?
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