The following risk factors can increase your chance of developing osteoporosis.
Declining levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in women from early 40’s onwards is a major risk factor for osteoporosis. Replacement of bio-identical hormones is thought to halt the accelerated progression of bone loss which occurs inmenopause.
Any family history of osteoporosis and fractures
- Certain conditions and medications can increase your risk of osteoporosis.
- Cortico-steroids (commonly used for Asthma)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Over-active thyroid or parathyroid glands
- Coeliac disease and other chronic gut conditions
- Chronic liver or kidney disease
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Diet lacking in calcium
- Lack of sunlight exposure, which may cause vitamin D deficiency
- Sedentary lifestyle over many years