Osteoporosis occurs because the rate of bone loss exceeds the rate of bone replacement. Listed below are some of the risk factors.
Females tend to have a higher tendency to develop osteoporosis, especially after menopause due to the decrease in production of oestrogen, a female sex hormone that is responsible for the protection of bones in females.
Research all over the world shows that Asians and Europeans have a higher tendency to develop osteoporosis.
Excess Alcohol Consumption
A high consumption of alcohol results in increased risks of fractures developing.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency results in the increased production of PTH production which is responsible for bone resorption. This results in an increase in bone loss.
Essential vitamins such as vitamin A, K, E and C are important vitamins. Moreover, calcium, zinc and iron are essential in bone production. The lack of such crucial vitamins in the diet could result in the development of osteoporosis.
Endurance training that places high stress on the bone could result in the weakening of the bones, hence making it more susceptible to fractures.