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Effects of Smoking on Osteoporosis

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    [FONT=&quot]The effects of smoking on osteoporosis were under-estimated for a long time. Studies show that with an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked by a person his risk of suffering from bone fractures in old age also increases considerably. It has also been proved that second hand smoking during adolescence increases the risk of developing low bone mass in men and women.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Osteoporosis is a specific bone disorder that weakens and increases the fragility of the bone and this condition may further lead to serious bone fractures. People suffering from osteoporosis have bones with high porosity. The bone mineral density might be abnormally low and bones may undergo a disruption in micro architecture. Severe cases of osteoporosis may sometimes lead to fractures that result in serious disability as well as death.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Osteoporosis has many prominent risk factors among which smoking of cigarettes and tobacco substances is one. The other risk factors that trigger osteoporosis in men and women are excessive alcohol consumption, thinness or having a very fragile body, insufficient calcium intake, insufficient physical activity, deficiency of estrogen in post menopausal women, rapid decline of testosterone levels in men and usage of medicines such as corticosteroids for a prolonged time. People who smoke are generally physically less active, excessive alcohol users and have a fragile body frame. Hence smoking is evaluated as a highly potential cause of osteoporosis.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]There are a number of Ways to stop smoking and keeping osteoporosis at bay. To prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis quitting smoking is a definite necessity. [/FONT]