Osteoporosis in Men

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Osteoporosis is a health condition that leads to bone weakening, making them highly vulnerable to breakage even by slight pressure. Millions of men in the USA suffer from osteoporosis, but it’s often an overlooked condition because most males consider it a condition that prevails solely among women.

 

 In men, it may result from lower levels of the hormone testosterone in the body. If it becomes substantially low, it results in loss of bone mass over time. Eventually, this loss, combined with the skeletal structure’s deterioration, weakens bone strength making bones highly susceptible to breakage or fractures even with minimal pressure or trauma. 

 

However, osteoporosis is less common in men than in women because of their broader and stronger skeletal structure. Plus, losing bone in men starts at a later age and progresses very slowly. Also, they do not experience bone loss due to rapid hormonal changes. Men generally experience osteoporosis in their 70s, so the complications that result from bone loss such as wrist, spine, and hip fractures are more serious as compared to women.

What are the Causes of Osteoporosis in Men?

Some common causes of osteoporosis in men include but are not limited to the following:

What are the Symptoms of Osteoporosis in Men?

Typically, the symptoms do not appear in the early bone loss stages. But after the bones get weak because of osteoporosis, you are likely to have these symptoms and signs:

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Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Effective for Treating Osteoporosis Among Men?

For men who suffer from low testosterone levels, a physician may recommend hormone replacement therapy or testosterone therapy. It helps in building bone mass. In addition, men may also need a small amount of estrogen to preserve their bone density because converting testosterone to estrogen is necessary for the production of bone mass. So the hormone replacement therapy for men often includes both testosterone and estrogen. The doctor also prescribes Vitamin D, calcium and suggests lifestyle changes for managing osteoporosis in men.

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Are There Any Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy?

There are few side effects of testosterone therapy. It may increase the risk of blood clotting leading to stroke, and you can offset this risk by donating your blood occasionally. Some rare side effects include acne and sleep apnea. 

 

By getting osteoporosis consultation from a trained, qualified and experienced physician, you can minimize side effects and increase your chances of leading a healthy and active life. A professional doctor thoroughly evaluates your condition and recommends a dose, lifestyle changes, and regimen that help you improve your condition and help you achieve stability. 

 

Get in touch with us now for your osteoporosis evaluation, hormone treatment, and prevent bone loss!

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