Effect of concomitant comorbid pathology on the development of osteoporosis in elderly patients
Osteoporosis is one of the most common metabolic diseases of the skeleton. Close attention to osteoporosis is due to its high prevalence, multifactorial nature, medico-social and economic consequences, namely vertebral fractures and peripheral bones that lead not only to disability, which requires high costs from the country for treatment of this group of patients, but high mortality especially among individuals Elderly and senile.
Often a decrease in bone mineral density, and subsequently osteoporosis, is a consequence of endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid pathology.
This article includes information about some mechanisms of osteoporosis development with concomitant endocrine diseases according to available literature data on this topic.