1 doctor weighed in:
What is osteoporosis? How old do you have to be before it's possible?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Osteoporosis is
Thinning of bone making a patient more susceptile to bone fractures.
We have seen patient develop early thinning called osteepenia and then osteoporosis in the 40's and 50's. When women reach menopause, 10 to 15% of total bone within the first year can be lost. Steroid use and other risk factors exist for earlier osteoporosis such as being white, thin, and have a family history.

In brief: Osteoporosis is
Thinning of bone making a patient more susceptile to bone fractures.
We have seen patient develop early thinning called osteepenia and then osteoporosis in the 40's and 50's. When women reach menopause, 10 to 15% of total bone within the first year can be lost. Steroid use and other risk factors exist for earlier osteoporosis such as being white, thin, and have a family history.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors