Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass and bone density that leads an increase in bone fracture. This progressive disorder starts without any symptoms or pain, and the first sign may appear due to a fractured bone.
Thirty is the age when maximum bone density and strength is reached bone mass also begins to decline with age.
Women over 50 have the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis and are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.
Women’s thinner bones are part of the reason they have a higher risk.
Caucasian and Asian women are more likely to develop osteoporosis and hip fractures are twice as likely to occur.
Thin and petite women have a greater risk of developing osteoporosis because they have less bone to lose than women with more body weight and larger frames. The same is for small-boned, thin men who are at greater risk than men with larger frames and more body weight.
Heredity, smoking, and alcohol consumption plays an important risk factor for osteoporosis. People with these behaviors are at higher risk for having osteoporosis because it thinness the bones and increase risk of fracture.
Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk for osteoporosis and the certain use of some medications, for example, the long-term use of steroids such as prednisone can also increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.
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