Osteoporosis is known as a condition that affects women, but men over the age of 65 are also at risk fir developing thus condition. Men usually develop thus condition later than women and the progression is slower, but osteoporosis related hip fracture have a higher mortality rate in men. Although the cause for developing osteoporosis can be similar in men and women, men also have some unique factors that can contribute to developing osteoporosis. It’s important to know your risks and get checked out.
- Osteoporosis affects men as well as women, but there are important differences in the way that it affects men.
- Risk factors for Osteoporosis in men include exposure to certain common medications, chronic illnesses that can decrease bone density and Vitamin D deficiency.
- Four potential triggers for osteoporosis are intestinal disorders, prostate cancer, hypogonadism and Hyperparathyroidism.
“Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, spine and wrists and can be permanently disabling, Dr. Abelson says.”
Read more: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2017/09/men-dont-let-osteoporosis-weaken-your-bones/