Osteoporosis FAQs

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

  Osteoporosis 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

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Bone structure and body weight
  • Menopause and menstrual history
  • Lifestyle
  • Medications and disease
  • Family history