Osteoporosis

Frequently Asked Questions

10. What can increase the risk of a bone fracture?

The more likely you are to fall, the higher your risk for a fracture. And more severe falls increase your risk for fractures.

Factors that increase your risk of falling and of fracturing a bone include

  • decreased muscle strength
  • poor balance
  • impaired eyesight
  • impaired mental abilities
  • certain medications, such as tranquilizers and muscle relaxants
  • hazardous elements in your living environment, such as slippery throw rugs and icy sidewalks.