Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
|What is affected?
|Bones, which become more fragile and more likely to break
|Joints, especially weight-bearing joints (knees, feet, hips, and back)
|Whom does it affect?
|4 of 5 people suffering from osteoporosis are women occurs most commonly after the age of 45
|Men and women equally; usually occurs after age 45
|Why does it happen?
|Loss of bone mass, related to certain risk factors
|Join structure weaken and wear down
Who is at Risk? Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
- Bone structure and body weight
- Menopause and menstrual history
- Medications and disease
- Family history