Who develops Osteoporosis?
Anyone may develop osteoporosis but some people are more at risk than others. In any one individual a combination of factors may put them at risk eg. their age, sex and race. An elderly woman is at much greater risk than a young man. Asians and Europeans are at greater risk than African-Carribbeans. Genetic factors influence peak bone mass and may also influence age-related bone loss.
In some cases bone loss caused by illness, drugs or lifestyle habits may greatly increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
A Staff Member will be happy to provide information and literature on Osteoporosis, Diet & Exercise. You should always speak with your GP or Consultant who can best advise on your particular needs.