Osteoporosis Prevention & Maintenance
Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone strength is compromised predisposing the skeleton to an increased risk of fracture. Half of all bone fractures are associated with osteoporosis.
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Some of the risk factors associated with the development of osteoporosis include:
- Advanced age
- Female gender
- Low body weight or a thin and slender build
- Recent weight loss
- History of fractures
- Family history of fractures
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol abuse
- Lack of exercise
- Extended use of certain medications (e.g., corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid medicine)
- Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia
- Asian or Caucasian race
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