Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Post Menopausal Women
The literal definition means "porous bone."
or Asian race
is associated with a lower bone mass and therefore a higher frequency
of osteoporotic fractures. Women with a small body habitus should consider
a bone mass measurement to assess their risk of fracture
and to aid in making a recommendation of whether or not to use estrogen
replacement or another form of therapy to try and maintain bone mass.
Excessive use of thyroid hormone can result in low bone mass.
Use of glucocorticoid medications can result in low bone mass. Examples are prednisone and Medrol, used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
A lack of regular exercise or physical activity, such as may occur following a stroke or prolonged illness can result in low bone mass and an increase in the risk of fractures.
A chronic ingestion of alcohol can result in low bone mass and increased fractures.
A loss of adult height of greater the 1.5" can be an indication of low bone mass.