Bone Health Risks
Factors that you can’t control
Gender: Women, who tend to be smaller and weigh less than men, are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis.
Your genes: Susceptibility to fracture may be, in part, hereditary.
Medications: Certain medications, including some used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, have side effects that can damage bone and lead to osteoporosis. Discuss the use of medications with your doctor.