Some circumstances in life increase the risk factors for osteoporosis, a condition where your bones have lost density and you are more likely to suffer a bone fracture. While some of these things are within your control, others are not.
But by knowing which ones you can control, you can talk to your doctor about an osteoporosis prevention plan. There are risk factors for osteoporosis that are both uncontrollable and controllable.
Bone health is something most people don’t start worrying about until they have already lost a significant amount of bone density already. In light of this, we should thinking about better bone health much earlier than most of us do.
Osteoporosis is a condition where a significant amount of bone density has been lost over time, making the bones brittle and subject to breakage. If or when you get osteoporosis depends in large part on how much bone mass you have before the decline starts.
It makes sense that the more bone mass you have in the beginning, the longer it will take to lose it to the point where you are diagnosed as having osteoporosis, if you develop it at all.