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Do you have weak bones?

If you have Crohn’s or Colitis you may be more likely to develop weaker bones (osteoporosis) or low bone mass. This can mean bones break (fracture) more easily if you have a minor fall. Inflammation in the gut, taking steroids, low levels of calcium and vitamin D or removal of parts of the small bowel can all contribute to bone loss if you have Crohn’s or Colitis.

You could get a bone density test or blood test to check your vitamin D and calcium levels. Ask you IBD nurse for more advice.


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