who is at risk

Who is at risk for Osteoporosis?

Approximately ten million have osteoporosis.

The disease mostly affects White and Asian women, but others are vulnerable as well, including men.

Women with the greatest risk include those who:

  • bone history

    Have a family history of broken bones or osteoporosis

  • adult bone

    Have broken a bone while an adult

  • surgeries

    Had surgery to remove their ovaries before their periods stopped

  • menopause

    Had early menopause

  • enough calcium

    Have not gotten enough calcium throughout their lives

  • bed

    Had extended bed rest

  • pills

    Used certain medicines for a long time

  • small body

    Have a small body frame