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Pre-menopausal osteoporosis 

Pre-menopausal osteoporosis
Pre-menopausal osteoporosis

Nicola Peel

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date: 20 January 2021

Pre-menopausal osteoporosis may result from low peak bone mass or bone loss.

The most common causes are oestrogen deficiency and glucocorticoid use.

Measurement of spine and hip BMD by DXA is the optimal assessment.

Treatment to reduce fracture risk should be reserved for women who are losing bone or sustaining fragility fractures.

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