What increases the chances of developing osteoporosis?
You are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis if you have a family history of the condition, if you smoke or drink alcohol, are overweight and don't exercise much, or if you suffer from a range of medical conditions for which the treatment can trigger osteoporosis. Medications that increase your risk of osteoporosis include corticosteroids and hormonal treatments for some cancers.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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