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Related to Senile osteoporosis: osteomalacia, Postmenopausal osteoporosis

senile

(of land forms or rivers) at an advanced stage in the cycle of erosion

senile

[′sē‚nīl]
(geology)
Pertaining to the stage of senility of the cycle or erosion.
(medicine)
Of, pertaining to, or caused by the aging process or by the infirmities of old age.
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Of the total 47 osteoporosis female patients referred for the first assessment, 7 did not meet the inclusion criteria and 2 subjects refused to participate; 38 female patients (age 60-75 years, >5 years since menopause), who admitted to rehab clinic and diagnosed as postmenopausal or senile osteoporosis with mean lumbar spine (L2-L4) BMD T-score < -2.
Two main categories have been suggested: post-menopausal and senile osteoporosis.
There is a case that you should be more specific and say something like senile osteoporosis - which was not the cause of death in this case - but then sometimes relatives think you are implying their loved one had a mental problem which is not the case.