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.
- Why you might be at risk of bone loss.
- What tests are available to measure your bone density.
- How you can keep your bones healthy
- Drugs that can help prevent bone loss.