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How do I know if I am at risk for getting osteoporosis?

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In brief: Risk factors?

Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss.
Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years.

In brief: Risk factors?

Menopause is a major risk factor since the loss of estrogen leads to increased bone loss.
Other important risks include increasing age, family history, personal history of a fracture, cigarette smoking, use of steroids, low body weight, or alcohol. The frax risk analysis will help you calculate your risk of a fracture within the next 10 years.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Heredity

The risk of osteoporosis is increased if a parent had osteoporosis, if there is estrogen or testosterone deficiency, if cortisone is taken long term, if there is vitamin d deficiency, if there is autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, if there is absolute bed rest, if there is alcoholism and many other factors.

In brief: Heredity

The risk of osteoporosis is increased if a parent had osteoporosis, if there is estrogen or testosterone deficiency, if cortisone is taken long term, if there is vitamin d deficiency, if there is autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, if there is absolute bed rest, if there is alcoholism and many other factors.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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