Osteoporosis Causes and Risk Factors

Actually, what causes osteoporosis? What is Osteoporosis?

1. Postmenopausal osteoporosis occurs due to estrogen deficiency (primary hormone in women), which helps regulate the transport of calcium into bone in women.

Usually symptoms occur in women aged between 51-75 years, but could start to emerge more quickly or more slowly. Not all women have the same risk of developing postmenopausal osteoporosis, women with white skin color more easily suffer from this disease than women with black skin.

2. Senile Osteoporosis may be the result of calcium deficiency and age-related imbalance between the rate of bone destruction and new bone formation.

Senile means that this situation only occurs in the elderly. This disease usually occurs at the age of 70 and 2 times more common in women. Women often suffer from senile and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

3. Secondary osteoporosis experienced by less than 5% of patients with osteoporosis, which is caused by other medical conditions or by drugs.

Osteoporosis can be caused by chronic renal failure and hormonal disorders (especially thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal) and drugs, excessive thyroid hormone.

Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can worsen the situation osteoporosis.

4. Juvenile idiopathic osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a kind of unknown cause. It occurs in children and young adults who have hormone levels and normal function, normal vitamin levels and has no obvious cause of bone fragility.

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