Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Topic Overview
Steroid medicines can cause your
bones to thin (osteoporosis).
Calcium is important for keeping your bones strong. So
you need to make sure you are getting enough calcium, enough vitamin D, and
enough weight-bearing exercise to strengthen your bones. Your doctor may also
give you a medicine to prevent bone thinning.
Who gets polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis?
These problems most often occur after the age of 50,
and the risk increases after that as you get older.
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