Osteoporosis - Cause
As a natural part of aging, bone tissue breaks down. It
is absorbed faster than new bone is made, and bones become thinner . You are
more likely to have
osteoporosis if you did not reach your ideal bone
thickness (bone density) during your childhood and
In women, bone loss increases around menopause,
when ovaries decrease production of
estrogen, a hormone that protects against bone loss.
So the older you get, the more likely you are to
vitamin D contributes to bone thinning. Also, thin bones may run in families.