osteoporosis (drug induced)
- corticosteroids - suppress osteoblasts, reduce calcium absorption, increase calcium excretion, stimulate PTH secretion
- chronic heparin administration
- cytotoxic therapy
The association between ethanol and osteoporosis is probably multifactorial. Alcoholics are more likely to have a higher degree of malnutrition and a greater tendency to fall and fracture.
Last reviewed 01/2018