Osteo-K FAQ: Osteoporosis Risks

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Q: Am I at risk for osteoporosis?
Everyone is at some level of risk. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) risk factors include history of prior fractures, family history of osteoporosis, early menopause (younger than 45 years), dementia, poor nutrition, smoking, alcoholism, impaired eyesight, weight less than 120 pounds, history of falls, sedentary lifestyle, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), eating disorders, gastrectomy, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease (gluten intolerance), stroke, lactose intolerance, and medications such as antacids (Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, Zantact), corticosteroids (prednisone, methylprednisone, dexamethasone) and tamoxifen. Additionally, cadmium toxicity can also increase the risk for osteoporosis.

Q: I'm older than 50. What's my risk for breaking a bone?
Women and men fifty years or older have a lifetime risk of 50% for hip fractures, 40% for spine fractures and 13% for forearm fracture.

Q: What's the biggest risk with osteoporosis?
Breaking bones. It is clinically the most dangerous thing doctors try and prevent.

Q: Are athletes at risk for osteoporosis?
Yes. Female athletes in particular can experience the female athlete triad, a documented medical condition comprised of disordered eating, amenorrhea (no menstrual periods) and osteoporosis.