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What You Need to Know About RA and Osteoporosis

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Mature woman stretching.
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Doctor examining a patient's broken bone.
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What is osteoporosis and osteopenia?


Vitamin D gel capsules.
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Supplements can prevent thinning bones


Medical professional examining pain in a patient's hand.
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RA is a risk factor for osteoporosis


Doctor going over a patient's osteoporosis treatment options.
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What you can do: treatment


Mature businesswoman at her desk.
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RA lifestyle factors also contribute to osteoporosis risk


Water aerobics.
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What you can do: exercise


Woman looking at a pill bottle from her medicine cabinet.
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Steroids, RA, and osteoporosis


Woma discussing medication with her doctor.
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What you can do: balance


Measuring waistline.
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Weight gain and osteoporosis


Husband and wife eating healthy salad.
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What you can do: managing your weight


Patient getting a DXA scan.
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Diagnosing osteoporosis


Patient getting a CT scan.
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Other tests can predict and detect osteoporosis


Doctor and patient discussing osteoporosis treatment.
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Treatment for osteoporosis


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.