39. Osteoporosis Overview

  1. Clifford J. Rosen MD
  1. Michael Kleerekoper

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118453926.ch39

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Eighth Edition

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Kleerekoper, M. (2013) Osteoporosis Overview, in Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, Eighth Edition (ed C. J. Rosen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Ames, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118453926.ch39

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118453889

Online ISBN: 9781118453926

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Keywords:

  • bone remodeling;
  • metabolic bone diseases;
  • osteoporosis

Summary

Osteoporosis is a significant risk factor for fracture. This chapter presents the bulk of the synopsis that relates to “primary” osteoporosis in which bone loss can be attributed to aging per se or the known hormonal consequences of aging such as the decline in estrogen and testosterone. “Secondary” osteoporosis refers to the conditions that do not start as a skeletal issue but reflect adverse consequences of the primary disease itself (e.g., celiac disease with associated malabsorption) and/or as a result of therapy (e.g., glucocorticoid) for many diseases.