Question of the Week: Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis

Pam Flores @phflores Health Guide



    Some of us get osteoporosis by having an underlying medical disorder that causes bone loss.  Examples would be:

    • Breast cancer
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Lupus
    • Diabetes
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Vitamin D deficiency
    • Premature menopause 

    These are only a few of the conditions that can be a secondary cause for osteoporosis. 


    In my case, premature menopause led to bone loss and the only thing I could do was treat the bone loss. 


    Tell us if you have one of these disorders and if your treatment of that condition helped to increase your bone density or not?  What have you done to treat your secondary cause of osteoporosis?  After treating the secondary cause, did you also include treatment of your bone loss?

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Published On: July 31, 2009