Osteoporosis is one among the most commonly found disorders or diseases relevant to muscular system. It is common in old age due to loss of calcium as a result of which the bones and muscles are at risk of undergoing fractures or breakage. It is because bone thickness and density is reduced considerably. Women are at higher risk of suffering from this condition due to physical changes taking place in the body at various stages of life. These may include onset of menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancy and child birth.
- Loss of calcium from bones due to advancing age
- Hormonal imbalance
- Too much alcohol intake
- Hereditary reasons
- Over-activity of thyroid and parathyroid glands