Other causes of bone loss hyperparathyroidism and malignant disease

Hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disorder characterized by raised serum calcium levels and increased cortical bone loss. It is usually caused by a benign adenoma, which secretes excessive PTH, thereby increasing both bone resorption and calcium retention by the kidney. Pathological bone loss is also a feature of many malignant disease states. Bone destruction may result from osteoclast activation in the immediate vicinity of invading tumors or from the systemic effects of circulating factors released by the tumor cells.

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We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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