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Causes of Osteoporosis

List of causes of Osteoporosis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Osteoporosis) that could possibly cause Osteoporosis includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Osteoporosis

Causes of Osteoporosis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Osteoporosis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Osteoporosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Osteoporosis:

Race Patterns for Osteoporosis Causes:

Racial Information for Osteoporosis: Asian American women are at particular risk for osteoporosis due to their relatively lower bone... (Source: excerpt from Asian & Pacific Islander Women's Health: NWHIC) ...more »

Osteoporosis Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Osteoporosis: Women 80%, i.e. women 4 times more likely than men....more »

Gender Profile of Osteoporosis: Eighty percent of them are women, and most are over 50 years of age. (Source: excerpt from Hormone Replacement Therapy Is It For You -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA) ...more »

Gender Profile of Osteoporosis: Women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis because of the loss of estrogen at... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis: NWHIC) ...more »

Osteoporosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Osteoporosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Osteoporosis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Osteoporosis:

Causes of Broader Categories of Osteoporosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Osteoporosis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Osteoporosis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Osteoporosis. Our database lists the following as having Osteoporosis as a complication of that condition:

Osteoporosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Osteoporosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Osteoporosis. Our database lists the following as having Osteoporosis as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Osteoporosis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Osteoporosis as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Osteoporosis:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Osteoporosis as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Raloxifene and Prednisone interaction #occurs with long term use of Prednisone
  • Evista and Prednisone interaction #occurs with long term use of Prednisone
  • Raloxifene and Deltasone interaction #occurs with long term use of Deltasone
  • Evista and Deltasone interaction #occurs with long term use of Deltasone
  • Flunisolide and Phenytoin interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Osteoporosis?

Causes: Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis may be attributed to three factors: (1) accelerated bone loss at menopause in women or as men and women age; (2) suboptimal bone growth during childhood and adolescence resulting in failure to reach peak bone mass; and (3) bone loss secondary to disease conditions, eating disorders, or certain medications and medical treatments. (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis Progress and Promise: NIAMS)
Article excerpts about the causes of Osteoporosis:
Bone is living tissue. Special cells called osteoclasts are constantly breaking down old bone as other cells known as osteoblasts are replacing it with new tissue. As people age, more bone is broken down than is replaced. The inside of bone normally looks like a honeycomb. In osteoporosis the spaces in this honeycomb grow larger because much more bone is destroyed than is replaced. This makes your bones weaker.

Experts do not fully understand why this happens. They do know that after women go through menopause, levels of the female hormone estrogen are much lower. These lower hormone levels can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. Other causes of this disease include too little exercise and a diet too low in calcium and vitamin D. (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Osteoporosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Osteoporosis:

Related information on causes of Osteoporosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Osteoporosis may be found in:

 

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