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How long will it take for my bones to improve after stopping

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How long will it take for my bones to improve after stopping steriods
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 1 month ago.

Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Board Certified Internal Medicine Consultant with over 15 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
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Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 1 month ago.

That will depend upon how severely the bones were affected, which itself depends upon the duration and amount of steroids you have used.

Also, it will depend upon how meticulously the osteoporosis is treated to restore the bones strength back to normal.

In general, keeping your self active; weight bearing, avoiding smoking; taking vitamin d/calcium and other treatments given to you for osteoporosis; the bones should start getting better in 3 to 6 months, AND may normalize at 1 year.

Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 1 month ago.

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