Corticosteroid induced osteoporosis is the most common form of secondary osteoporosis and the first cause in young people bone loss and increased rate of fractures occur early after the initiation of corticosteroid therapy and are then related to dosage and treatment duration. Ible risk factor for glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis giop if gc treatment is terminated bone mineral density bmd increases and fracture risk declines 61112 in addition the absolute risk of future frac ture in an individual is substantially influenced by demo graphic and other characteristics age race sex and. Add tags for primer on corticosteroid induced osteoporosis be the first similar items related subjects 9 osteoporosis pathogenesis adrenocortical hormones physiological effect fractures prevention osteoporosis chemically induced adrenal cortex hormones adverse effects. Steroid induced osteoporosis is osteoporosis arising due to use of glucocorticoids steroid hormones analogous to cushings syndrome and involving mainly the axial skeleton the synthetic glucocorticoid prescription drug prednisone is a main candidate after prolonged intake. In corticosteroid users both drugs deliver beneficial effects on spine and hip bone mineral density and are associated with a decrease in spinal fractures estrogen therapy and miacalcin calcitonin may help preserve spinal bone mass in postmenopausal women on corticosteroids but neither is fda approved for corticosteroid induced osteoporosis
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