Vol 60, No 2 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-03-27

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Senile osteoporosis

Luiza Napiórkowska, Edward Franek
Endokrynol Pol 2009;60(2):110-114.


The presented paper aims to summarize knowledge regarding senile osteoporosis. The article highlights high prevalence of the disease and the burden caused by osteoporotic fractures on the healthcare system. It describes shortly a complex ethiopathogenesis, in which vitamin D deficiency, other hormonal disturbances, protein-energy malnutrition, dysfunction of neuromuscular system and other factors may play a role. Possible diagnostics (x-rays, dual x-ray absorptiometry, 10-years fracture risk) and therapeutic methods are also presented.

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