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Osteoporosis: Bone mass loss (osteoporosis) as a symptom. See detailed information below for a list of 313 causes of Osteoporosis, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Osteoporosis.
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Home medical tests possibly related to Osteoporosis:
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Osteoporosis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Osteoporosis may include:
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Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Osteoporosis may include:
Real-life user stories relating to Osteoporosis:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Osteoporosis as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Osteoporosis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Osteoporosis may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Osteoporosis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Osteoporosis as a symptom include:
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density and bone quality. Osteoporosis is the most common of the bone diseases that affect Americans. Although it is the underlying cause of most fractures in older people, the condition is silent and undetected in many cases until a fracture occurs. (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis Progress and Promise: NIAMS)
Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," is a condition of excessive skeletal fragility resulting in weakened bones that break easily. A combination of genetic, dietary, hormonal, age-related, and lifestyle factors all contribute to this condition. Osteoporosis usually progresses painlessly until a fracture occurs, which is usually in the hip, spine, or wrist. (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis: NWHIC)
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily—especially bones in the hip, spine (backbone), and wrist. You can lose bone over many years. Because you may not notice any symptoms until a bone breaks, osteoporosis is called the “silent disease.” (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis Progress and Promise: NIAMS)
Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," is a condition of excessive ... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis: NWHIC)
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
RAEB: A condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition), resulting in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (Type 1, postmenopausal osteoporosis; Type 2, age-associated osteoporosis; and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Loss of bone mass and strength due to nutritional, metabolic, or other factors, usually resulting in deformity or fracture; a major public health problem of the elderly, especially women.
- (Source - CRISP)
A condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, causing bones to become fragile.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
The list of organs typically affected by Osteoporosis may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Osteoporosis mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Osteoporosis. Of the 313 causes of Osteoporosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Osteoporosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Osteoporosis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Osteoporosis based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Osteoporosis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Osteoporosis:
Osteopenia (69 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Osteoporosis:
Symptoms related to Osteoporosis:
Bone pain (272 causes), Fractures (149 causes), Thin bones, Bone symptoms (2907 causes), DEXA, Hormone replacement therapy, Calcium supplements, Bisphosphonates, Bone mineral density, Postmenopause, Colles fracture, Hip fracture, Vertebral collapse, Fracture of head of femur
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