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Long-term use of medications called glucocorticoids can cause loss of bone density. These medications are used to treat a number of diseases, including asthma and arthritis.
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Bone Density Test
Bone Density Test Some women are at greater risk for osteoporosis — the decrease of bone mass and density as a result of the depletion of bone calcium and protein — than others. Your doctor can help you determine your risk of developing osteoporosis by taking your personal and family medical history, and by doing a bone density test or bone mass measurement. What is a bone density test? A bone density test, also known as bone mass measurement or bone mineral density test, measures the strength and densi...