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Risk factors for osteoporosis

Jun 25th 2014 at 11:29 PM

Some of the risk factors affecting the development of osteoporosis are common and can not be monitored: •     Gender - women are more susceptible to developing osteoporosis •     Age - the older you are, the higher the risk • Race - Asians are at higher risk •

Hereditary factors • Body weight - people with lower body weight are at higher risk for developing osteoporosis

Hormonal balance

Osteoporosis occurs more often in people with typical hormonal imbalance. Including: •     Sex hormones - estrogens lower content of menopause in women is definitely the strongest risk factor for developing osteoporosis.

You can also reduce certain medical therapies and reduced levels of estrogen. The aging and certain therapies, in the case of prostate cancer lower content of testosterone in men. Lower levels of sex hormones in the body and cause bone loss.

Thyroid problems - Higher values ​​of thyroid hormones can cause bone loss • Other endocrine glands - osteoporosis is associated with pre-active parathyroid and adrenal
Eating habits

Osteoporosis occurs more often when: • A lack of calcium - calcium deficiency plays an important role in the development of osteoporosis. Insufficient supply of calcium causes a decrease in bone mass and increases the risk of fractures

• Eating disorders - anorexic people have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis

Corticosteroid drugs

Long-term administration of corticosteroid drugs, such as, for example. prednisone and cortisone interfere with the process of reconstruction of the bone. Osteoporosis is also associated with drugs to prevent and treat


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