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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that affect nearly 1 million Americans.
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America reports that 30 to 60 percent of people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease may have low bone density, which puts them at significant risk for osteoporosis.
This safe and painless test can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs and can predict one’s chances of fracturing in the future. Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease should talk to their doctors about whether they might be candidates for a BMD test.