Do Men Have Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is not just a womanís
disease. Not as many men have it as women do, but men need
to worry about it as well. This may be because most men
start with more bone density than women and lose it more
slowly as they grow older.
Experts donít know as much about this
disease in men as they do in women. However, many of the
things that put men at risk are the same as those for women:
Older men who break a bone easily or
are at risk for osteoporosis should talk with their doctors
about testing and treatment. Men can use bisphsphonates or
parathyroid hormone to increase bone density. Testosterone
supplements may help some men with low levels of
Source: National Institute on Aging
Part 1: Osteoporosis - The Bone Thief
Part 2: Osteoporosis - How Can I Keep My Bones Strong?
Part 3: What Can I Do About My Osteoporosis?
Part 4: How Can I Keep From Falling?
Part 5: Men and Osteoporosis