Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessively low BMI (including due to anorexia)
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Previous fracture
  • Maternal history of hip fracture
  • Early menopause (before 45)
  • Calcium or vitamin D deficiency
  • Age
  • Prolonged use of cortico steroids
  • White or oriental genotype
  • Conditions affecting digestion including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, liver disease

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s