Secondary Osteoporosis

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Drugs and Diseases that can Cause Bone Loss, Falls and/or Fractures

There are several well known risk factors for osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures such as age, sex, low body weight, a low bone mineral density, a past fragility fracture, having a parent who had a hip fracture and a past history of fall(s). Less well known are which medications and medical conditions can increase the risk of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures either by causing more thinning of bones, by increasing the risk of falls or both. Osteoporosis that results from having another disease or condition or from the treatment of another condition is called secondary osteoporosis. This fact sheet will present a brief summary of the commoner causes of secondary osteoporosis.

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More About Secondary Osteoporosis




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  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Public Osteoporosis Seminar

    6:30PM-8:00PM
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Fall Forum- Nutrients for Healthy Bones: How Much is Enough?

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    27
    Sep
    2017

    Free Public Lecture

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    03
    Oct
    2017

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    19
    Oct
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    07
    Dec
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