Health Tips: Osteoporosis Risk Factors After Menopause

A preliminary study of 127 postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy in Portugal suggests that age, low bone-mineral-density, a sedentary lifestyle, coffee consumption, and oophorectomy are all risk factors associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture.

Those with osteoporosis are highly susceptible to bone fractures, which can lead to pain, hospitalization, and disablement: particularly in the case of hip, spine, and wrist fractures. Indeed, fractures linked to osteoporosis are unfortunately often linked to patient death.