Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for osteoporosis. This heightened risk of osteoporosis can be due to a combination of factors: inactivity due to the pain and loss of joint function associated with the disease, a direct the rheumatoid arthritis disease process, and their treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. In this quiz, test your knowledge on the risk of osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis and how it should be treated.
Which of the following factors do not increase the risk of osteoporosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
a) Female sex
c) Low BMI
e) Lack of vitamin D
g) Drinking alcohol