There are four major risk factors (and personally, I have ALL FOUR of them!): 1) family history of the disease, 2) cigarette smoking, 3) petite/small frame, and 4) Asian or Caucasian race.
There is potentially also a 5th risk factor (which I ALSO have!): history of eating disorders. Malnutrition leads to weaker bones.
If you have any of these risk factors, then you should be exercising regularly, eating properly, and, above all, you should be taking calcium supplements (preferably ones which have Vitamin D added to them, as calcium has a hard time being absorbed without Vitamin D).
Additional risk factors include post-menopausal status, inadequate exposure to sunlight, and chronic corticosteroid use.
It depends on a lot of factors: older females with a family history of osteoporosis, are a particular high risk group. There is an on-line risk assessment questionnaire, which I'll link below.
They are at risk for Osteoporosis.
Yes. Although old age is a risk factor for osteoporosis, other factors such as low calcium intake, tobacco use, eating disorders, alcoholism, being female, race, and family history that are not related to age also contribute to osteoporosis.
Calcium and exercise
Osteoporosis is the thinning of bones. Older females are more at risk, as well as smokers. Some medications may also increase the risk of having osteoporosis.
John Roland Varlow has written: 'Variation in risk factors for osteoporosis across differing European populations'
Being small boned, being sedentary, having passed through menopause, not getting enough calcium, not getting enough Vitamin D and magnesium (needed to have calcium be effective), heredity, but not everybody with this life style gets osteoporosis and not everybody who has osteoporosis was deficient in all these things.
Osteoporosis is a disease that increases bone weakness, and increases the risk of a broken bone.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones and is more common in older women. There are certain risk factors which include being white or Asian, having low bone density, being thin and small, having a history of osteoporosis and certain medications.
Men can decrease their risk by increasing calcium and vitamin D.
Evista is a prescribed medication to treat Osteoporosis. It help strengthen bones to lessen the chance of breakage. Osteoporosis occurs generally after menopause and occurs mainly in women. Smoking, Alcohol and Family History are major risk factors.
Risk factors for getting the disease or risk factors if you already have the disease?
Jaroslava Wendlova has written: 'Biomechanical variables in assessment of fracture risk' -- subject(s): Fractures, Diseases, Risk Assessment, Osteoporosis, Epidemiology, Osteoporotic Fractures, Complications, Human mechanics, Women's Health, Biomechanics, Risk factors, Women
Statistically: Dependent risk factors require other risk factors to reach statistical significance Independent risk factors are still statistically significant when adjusted for known risk factors
Although osteoporosis is associated with aging, it is only the risk of osteoporosis that increases as a person ages. It is linked to approximately 70% of bone fractures in people age 46 and older.
There are several medical texts out in the world that define Osteoporosis as either Primary Osteoporosis or Secondary Osteoporosis. Primary osteoporosis is said to be a bone disorder of relatively unknown origin that occurs with aging and accelerates later on in life. Secondary osteoporosis, is the type of osteoporosis that has a direct cause. This type of osteoporosis is "secondary to," or caused by, something else.Many medical professionals consider all Osteoporosis to actually be Secondary Osteoporosis. This is because there are many known factors. Doctors have said that if one examines things closely enough....you will be able to find a secondary cause for almost every case of osteoporosis. There are many disorders, factors and conditions that have been associated with the development of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can occur at any age but is a huge problem especially for people at and over the age of 50. Women have the greatest risk for osteoporosis and should consider seeing a doctor.
Imbalanced nutrition Risk for fracture Chronic pain
Being female, never exercising, not consuming milk products, taking some kinds of prescription drugs such as steroids, and even old age can all increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
"Osteo" refers to bone and "porosis" refers to porous, or holes. So literally, osteoporosis means holes in bones. The often harsh organic compounds that make up steroids accelerate this deterioration of your bone, therefore increasing the risk of osteoporosis.
People who smoke or drink too much, or do not get enough exercise have an increased chance of osteoporosis. Diet. Those who do not get enough calcium or protein may be more likely to have osteoporosis