Who is susceptible to osteoporosis?

OSTEOPOROSIS AND VITAMIN D

Who is susceptible to osteoporosis?

Ažurirano 24. avgusta 2020.
Updated August 24, 2020
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A “risk factor” is anything that increases your chance of getting a disease. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will have osteoporosis. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing a disease and also, the greater the level of each risk factor, the greater the risk overall.

    • Age
    • Female gender
    • Family history of osteoporosis
    • Previous fracture
    • Ethnicity
    • Menopause/hysterectomy
    • Long term glucocorticoid therapy
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Primary/secondary hypogonadism in men
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking
    • Low body mass index
    • Poor nutrition
    • Vitamin D deficiency
    • Eating disorders
    • Insufficient exercise
    • Low dietary calcium intake
    • Frequent falls

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