… of osteoporosis?
- 1. Gender: women are more exposed than men to osteoporosis
- 2. Age: older people and especially women because of the loss of oestrogen protection which disappears after the menopause
- 3. Heredity
- 4. Smoking
- 5. Excessive consumption of alcohol
- 6. Being underweight.
- 7. A lack of physical activity
- 8. Insufficient sunshine: it can cause a deficiency in vitamin D. Remember that the sun's ultraviolet rays enable the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption by the gastrointestinal tract.
- 9. Hormonal factors: the lack of oestrogen after the menopause
- 10. Taking certain medications: there are treatments that promote the occurrence of osteoporosis
Sources : le GRIO http://www.grio.org/
… of osteoarthritis?
The risk of developing osteoarthritis increases primarily based on factors that promote the wear of the joints:
- 1. Gender: Women especially after the menopause are more prone to osteoarthritis
- 2. Inappropriate physical exercise. Overworking the joints, in particular, by too intensive sports training or repetitive movements at work are likely to lead to osteoarthritis.
- 3. microtrauma : Microscopic lesions, due to too much stress, can cause trauma to the joints and are likely to lead to osteoarthritis.
- 4. Excess weight : This causes extra work for the joints
- 5. Congenital anomalies : Congenital dislocation of the hip
- 6. Genetic defects affecting the structure of cartilage : To learn more about the formation mechanisms of osteoarthritic lesions, take a look at the section on "Understanding."