Bone-Healthy Living / Osteoporosis / March 14, 2016

Primary Vs. Secondary – The Types of Osteoporosis Types of Osteoporosis | Primary Osteoporosis | Causes of Secondary Osteoporosis | Primary and Secondary Osteoporosis treatment Options  There are four types of osteoporosis: primary osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. From there, the two main types of osteoporosis common in adults are: primary and secondary osteoporosis. Primary osteoporosis is known as either being age-related osteoporosis, or an unknown cause.(1)  This is the most common form of osteoporosis.  Why?  The biggest factor is age.  As you know, once you reach peak bone mass you begin to lose 1% of your total bone density, annually.  This is coupled with the fact that as you also get older, your ability to build bone also decreases.  Bone loss increases, bone building decreases.  A dangerous cocktail. There are two types of primary osteoporosis: type 1 and type 2. Type…

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