There are many risk factors involve that can lead to Osteoporosis: These include:
- Non modifiable risks such as:
- a solid family history of relative suffering from the disease
- Women are more susceptible to developing Osteoporosis, more so during menopause. This happens when the body produces less oestrogen levels. If a women gets a hysterectomy (womb surgical removal), the individual is at a higher risk, before the age of 45.
Ethnicity; Caucasiand and Asians are more susceptible in developing Osteoporosis.
- Modifiable risk factors that include:
- An unhealthy diet that lack nutritions and vitamins, for example, vitamin D and calcium.
- Previous bone injuries, long term mobility impairment, medications and illnesses (such as the kidney, liver, and thyroid diseases), that can increase the risk