Anyone can get CPPD, but certain people have a much higher risk. The most significant risk is age: CPPD is most common in people over 70, but it is also seen in people between 40 and 69. The condition more rarely those under the age of 40. If CPPD does occur in younger people, it is usually caused by an injury or a surgery on the affected joint. The individual may also have a genetic tendency toward CPPD or another condition that makes it more likely. According to one study, thyroid or parathyroid disorders, especially hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism, raise one's risk of developing CPPD, as well. Other factors include magnesium deficiency, too much iron or calcium in the blood, and existing osteoarthritis.
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