Osteoporosis Affects Men also


HealthNFitness Tips:  Although Osteoporosis is more common in postmenopausal women, men are also vulnerable to thinning bones as they age.
The risk factors for Osteoporosis in men include:
  • Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or using tobacco.
  • Not exercising regularly.
  • Having a low body-mass index.
  • Getting insufficient vitamin D and calcium.
  • Taking certain medications, including anticonvulsants, oral glucocorticoids or heparin.
  • Getting older.
  • Having a family history of fractures related to fragile bones.
  • Certain health conditions, including asthma, thyroid disorders or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Having low levels of certain hormones, including testosterone or estrogen.

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