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What is secondary osteoporosis?

Secondary osteoporosis is osteoporosis caused by other disorders or drugs. Some disorders that can lead to osteoporosis include kidney failure, Cushing's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and eating disorders. Some drugs that can lead to osteoporosis include corticosteroids and drugs to prevent seizures. Like primary osteoporosis, secondary osteoporosis is characterized by weak bones that have lost bone density. In secondary osteoporosis, additional treatment may be necessary to treat the original cause of osteoporosis.

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