What is Post Menopausal Osteoporosis and Senile Osteoporosis

Post menopausal osteoporosis is a type of osteoporosis that occurs in older women after they hit menopause. It is caused by genetic predisposition and hormonal imbalance. Hence it cannot be entirely prevented but the occurrence can be delayed. From the time bone formation reaches peak, and tapers off, such women with family history of osteoporosis should take calcium and vitamin D supplements from an early age.

Senile osteoporosis is a condition also called as osteoporosis type II. It is geriatric syndrome that is caused by a long term calcium deficiency. This is coupled by age-related decline in the production of Vitamin D required for proper absorption of calcium, subsequent hyperparathyroidism and also bone loss. It occurs in patients above 75 years. They are more prone to vertebral and hip fractures. Bones of the hand and legs come second. Supplementation is the only way to help these patients.