12 Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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Risk Factors for osteoporosis :


  • Being female, especially thin, Caucasian or Asian.
  • Having family history of osteoporosis.
  • Being older.
  • Being physically inactive.
  • Taking cortico-steroids, thyroid medications, anticonvulsants, anticoagulants, Dilantin, diuretics, antacids with aluminum, and drugs that alter digestion, such as Ranitidine.
  • Smoking.
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol.
  • Heavy consumption of carbonated beverages, coffee.
  • Low intake of Calcium and Vitamin D.
  • Chronic diseases of the kidney, lung, stomach, and intestines.
  • Hormonal changes because of menopause or hysterectomy.
  • Lactose intolerance, low stomach acid.

To find out more about how to protect your joints from osteoporosis, call Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at (866) 650-8063. Our facility offers orthopedic care to patients in the greater New York City and Queens regions.

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