Classification of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is classified depending on the cause:

  • Postmenopausal (menopause, involution) osteoporosis;
  • Age osteoporosis – arising after 65-70 years, caused the overall aging of the organism;
  • Corticosteroid (hormonal, medical) osteoporosis;
  • Youth (kids) osteoporosis;
  • Secondary osteoporosis – develops as a complication of renal failure, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, ankylosing spondylitis and other diseases;
  • Osteoporosis pregnant women – during pregnancy, calcium consumption is much greater, so the osteoporosis can occur without adequate supplementation of minerals;
  • Osteoporosis immobilized – isolated in a separate group, occurs when paralysis or other causes immobilization of the body. (more…)