- Cigna Medicare
- Individual & Family Plans
- International Plans
- Offered Cigna Through Work?
- Find a Doctor
- Informed on Reform
- Health and Wellness »
- Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy
Medical Conditions That Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis
Diseases that increase the risk of osteoporosis include those of the:
- Hormone (endocrine) system, such as Cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, or hyperthyroidism.
- Blood (hematologic diseases), such as leukemia.
- Soft tissues (rheumatologic diseases), such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.
- Stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal diseases), such as malabsorption, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or chronic liver disease.
Other medical conditions that increase a person's risk of developing osteoporosis include any condition that reduces the amount of estrogen or testosterone in a person's body, such as removing a woman's ovaries.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine|
|Last Revised||November 6, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 6, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
© 1995-, Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.