Presentation and management of osteoporosis presenting in association with pregnancy or lactation

  title={Presentation and management of osteoporosis presenting in association with pregnancy or lactation},
  author={C. Kovacs and S. Ralston},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  • C. Kovacs, S. Ralston
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Osteoporosis International
  • In this review, we summarize our current understanding of the pathophysiology of fragility fractures that occur for the first time during pregnancy and lactation, and provide guidance on appropriate investigations and treatment strategies. Most affected women will have had no prior bone density reading, and so the extent of bone loss that may have occurred during pregnancy or lactation is uncertain. During pregnancy, intestinal calcium absorption doubles in order to meet the fetal demand for… CONTINUE READING
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