Despite the abnormalities in calcium metabolism, chronic kidney disease (in the absence of vitamin D deficiency or hyperparathyroidism) is not a specific risk factor for osteoporosis.

Chronic Kidney Disease therefore is not an indication for screening for osteoporosis with DXA scans, but the presence of any risk factors for osteoporosis (e.g., secondary hyperparathyroidism) or a fracture should prompt a DXA scan.

When was the last time you were evaluated for bone disease?

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