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Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Factors

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There are some risk factors when you have osteoporosis that will raise your chances of falling and having a bad fracture. Fractures and slow healing are a few of the things that aging women worry about the most. See if you are falling in the highest risk factors for fractures while having osteoporosis.

Bad vision, blurry vision, even when its corrected with eyeglasses
Over 65 yrs of age
Fracture after 45 yrs of age
Fair or Poor health

Under 127 lbs
If entered menopause before 45 yrs old
Excess Alcohol intake
Falls already
Life Long Low calorie intake

Medications - Medications that will increase the risk of a fracture will be oral glucocorticoids, gonadal hormone supression, immunosupressive agents, antiepileptic medication, and excess thyroxine replacement.

Medical Conditions - Hyperthyroidism, cancer, hepatic disease, renal disease, hyperparathyroidism, endometriosis, chronic lung disease, Vitamin D deficiency, and Cushing's Disease.

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