Causes and Risk Factors of Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis is a disorder [1] of the skeleton in which the strength of bone is abnormally weak. This condition often increases your risk of bone fractures. It weakens the bones abnormally and can lead to pain, fracture, and reduces the quality of life. This disease causes bones to become brittle and so weak that a fall or stress even coughing or bending can lead to fracture. Fractures that occur because of OST usually develop in the wrist, spine, and hip.

Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced at a young age. OST occurs when the making of new and fresh bone doesn’t match with the level of bone loss.

Now, let’s examine the causes and risk factors [2] of osteoporosis: