• Osteoporosis Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • It is a form of arthritis which affects bones and joints.
  • Its line of treatment also includes steroids which is again a risk factor for Osteoporosis.

Lupus:

  • Lupus or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple systems of the body, principally skin, blood and joints.
  • Joint pains, especially in the small joints like wrist, fingers and ankles are a common phenomenon with more than 90% of people with Lupus experiencing them at some point during the illness.

Hyperthyroidism

  • Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased excretion of calcium and phosphorus in the urine and stool.
  • This results in a loss of bone mineral density resulting in Osteoporosis.

Celiac Disease

  • It is an autoimmune disease leading to malfunctioning and malabsorption of nutrients by the inner walls of the small intestine.
  • Celiac disease can lead to weak bones because of faulty absorption of minerals.

Bone Cancer

  • Multiple myeloma and bone sarcomas are forms of bone cancer that may give a false presentation of Osteoporosis.
  • Symptoms are similar to that of Osteoporosis leading to pain in bones and easy fractures.
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