All Women should be concerned about Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis effects every four out of five women. It's the leading cause of hip, vertebral & wrist fractures in women. Osteoporosis can begin as early as the age of 30.
How serious is Osteoporosis?
- Four out of five women suffer from Osteoporosis.
- At the age of 50, a woman has nearly 40% chance of developing an Osteoporotic fracture.
- Up to 20% of patients who suffer from a hip fracture die within one year of the fracture than those of a similar age who haven't fractured a hip.
- Approximately 50% of those who suffer a hip fracture, never fully recover.
Factors that cause Osteoporosis
- Women experiencing menopause or early menopause changes
- Post menopause women are a high risk
- Family history of Osteoporosis and Osteoporotic fracture
- Caucasian Race or Asian Ethnicity
- Thin or small build
- Inactive lifestyle
- Diet lack of calcium
- Chronic use of steroids -thyroid hormone and certain anticonvulsants. Medication effects the bone structure.
- Excessive alcohol use.
- Experiencing fracture as early as the age of 45.
- Not taking hormonal replacement therapy.
It is important to note that you might have Osteoporosis and not fall into any of these categories.
The effects of Osteoporosis goes along with height loss, back pain, rib pain and abdominal pain. Osteoporosis Center