What is the major osteoporosis risk factor
Causes and risk factors of osteoporosis.
Major osteoporosis risk factor.
Low bone density is the most common factor belong to the major risk factors group.
Low bone density is the greatest risk factor for osteoporosis. Therefore Woman at the ages of 45-50 that accepted as menopausal period, must at least to be done once bone density measurement by specialists to know the low bone density or not. After risk factors to be determined by the physician, they also will evaluate how often the measurement is repeated. Generally, our preference is repeated in first year. But two years one time choice is also widespread.
In fact, the decision of how many years a time repeating the bone density measurement on osteoporosis patients is more rely on the result of the first year or in subsequent years.
Another major osteoporosis risk factor is age.
There is a very different risk exposure to bone fracture that Bone density is the same of the two osteoporosis patients but the ages are different , one 50 and the other 80-year-old.Because bone quality deteriorates with growing ages.The risk of bone fracture will increase regardless of density quality of bone because of the the deterioration of the bone quality with aging. Unlike our past information, assessing risk of the bone fracture is not only depends on bone density, we also look at the structure and quality of bone microarchitecture.
History of fracture is increasing the risk of the bone fracture in osteoporosis patients.
If osteoporosis patient have a history of vertebral fracture, than new vertebral fracture risk will rise to 5 times in first year. The risk of hip bone fracture is possible to say that twice level in first 3 years. If mother, sister or aunt have a history of fracture in their past time, a new bone fracture possibility will increasing rapidly between 1.5 and 2 times in 1 year.