Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?

  • A family history of broken bones or osteoporosis.
  • History of a broken bone after age 50.
  • Previous surgery to remove the ovaries before menstruation periods stopped naturally.
  • Poor dietary habits, including insufficient amounts of Calcium or Vitamin D or protein.
  • Physical inactivity or prolonged periods of bedrest.
  • Smoking cigarette.
  • Heavy use of alcohol.
  • Long-term use of certain medications such as corticosteroids, proton pump inhibitors, and antiepileptic medications.
  • Altered levels of hormones, such as too much thyroid hormone, too little estrogen in women, or too little testosterone in men.
  • Low body mass index or underweight.

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