01 March 2005

Are there other conditions of which osteoporosis is a common feature?

Yes, quite a few other conditions have osteoporosis as a common feature.

Yes, quite a few other conditions have osteoporosis as a common feature. These include regular use of corticosteroids, Cushing's disease, deficiency of female or male sex hormone, overactive thyroid, calcium deficiency, scurvy, malabsorption of food from the gut, immobilisation, chronic heparin use, rheumatoid arthritis, alcoholism, epilepsy, type 2 diabetes, emphysema and malnutrition.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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