See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Osteoporosis is a demineralizing condition of the bone that affects predominantly elderly people, and is often not adequately appreciated in the male population. Osteoporosis causes the bones to become more porous and liable to break, and in men is influenced by alcohol use, smoking, medications and decreasing testosterone (the 'male menopause'). Studies have shown that while men are less susceptible to developing osteoporosis, they are more likely to suffer mortality due to a hip fracture after a year than women, and are less likely to be prescribed bone strengthening medications. Death secondary to a hip fracture can be due to pre-existing cardiovascular disease, infection and blood dysfunction. Preventative strategies for broken bones can be with resistance exercises, and calcium and vitamin D supplements.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Newsinferno.com
About: Men and osteoporosis
Date: 11 July 2005
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City