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Lung Disease Treated with Corticosteroids | Reducing Risk of Osteoporosis

Purpose:

To minimize the risk of osteopenia or osteoporosis in a patient with chronic lung disease who requires corticosteroid therapy.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

M85.8, M80.4, M81.4, T50.0, M40.1, J44.9

Description:

A patient receiving corticosteroids for a lung disease may be at increased risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis. Any patient receiving corticosteroids should be evaluated for risk factors associated with weakened bones. Kyphosis secondary to osteoporotic vertebral fractures may adversely impact lung function.

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