Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Josh Duvauchelle
Josh Duvauchelle
February 7, 2019
There are dozens of osteoporosis risk factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle. Learn what the top five risk factors of osteoporosis are here.

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What Is Osteoporosis?

Everything You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone disorder where your bones slowly become thinner and thinner caused by lifestyle, medication, or genetics.
by Josh Duvauchelle on September 14, 2018
Osteoporosis Symptoms

Recognizing the Symptoms of Osteoporosis

Prevention of this silent disease is key because damage to your bones may be occurring without any outward osteoporosis symptoms or signs.
by Josh Duvauchelle on July 23, 2018
Estrogen and Osteoporosis

What Does Estrogen Have to Do With Osteoporosis?

What is it about the aging process that seems to increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis? A little hormone called estrogen.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 9, 2018
Osteoporosis Caregiver Tips

Help For Caregivers of Patients Living With Osteoporosis

Caregivers providing aid to loved ones living with this medical condition may sometimes feel under stress. Sally provides some osteoporosis caregiver tips.
by Sally Phillips on August 18, 2017
Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with osteoporosis – you may be wondering, is osteoporosis hereditary and what can I do to prevent it?
by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 2, 2017
Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis: What’s the Difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are both bone diseases, but that's all they have in common. Learn the differences between osteoporosis vs osteoarthritis.
by Lana Barhum on July 7, 2017
Osteopenia vs Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: What’s the Difference?

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are related conditions but the effects of osteopenia are less severe. Doctors consider osteopenia a precursor to osteoporosis.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 13, 2017
Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

Can Osteoporosis Be Reversed?

After your diagnosis you may wonder, “Can osteoporosis be reversed?” The short answer is no, but there are some things you can do to slow bone degeneration.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 24, 2017
Ways to Avoid Dangerous Complications of Osteoporosis

Ways to Avoid Dangerous Complications of Osteoporosis

Complications of osteoporosis can be scary, but preventing fractures from happening in the first place is the best plan of action.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 23, 2016
Menopause and Osteoporosis

The Menopause and Osteoporosis Connection

Bone health is directly tied to estrogen, so it's no surprise that menopause and osteoporosis are so closely linked. Do you know your osteoporosis risk?
by Angela Finlay on May 31, 2016
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