Osteoporosis risk factors

SHATTERED Family

  • Steroid use >5mg/day prednisolone
  • Hyperthyroidism; hyperparathyroidism, hypercalciuria
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Thin (BMI <22)
  • Testosterone low (e.g. anti androgen in cancer of prostate)
  • Early menopause
  • Renal or liver failure
  • Erosive/inflammatory bone disease (e.g. RA or myeloma)
  • Dietary Ca low/malabsorption or Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Family history
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