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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Can old men get osteoporosis?

Can old men get osteoporosis?

Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Do Underweight Men and Women have Low Bone Mass ? And could you get osteoporosis in a Younger Age? im 20 years old

Do Underweight Men and Women have Low Bone Mass ? And could you get osteoporosis in a Younger Age? im 20 years old

Tricky question: Hi. Yes, young people can certainly have bad bone health due to genetic or nutritional defects. However, you don't reach peak bone mass in life until about age 30, so environmental factors (nutrition, vitamins, etc...everything but genetic factors) could still be addressed and corrected with gain of bone mass & strength. You need adequate protein nutrition, calcium, and vitamin D, etc. for bone. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Vit d deficiency: due to dietary absence or standard rickets gets better when the diet improves. Long term changes to the bones change in a growing child but after bone growth stops or as skeletal maturity approaches the bone lose their ability to remodel or change shape back to normal. Other casues such as endocrine or renal are more complex ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity. ...Read more

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How to get relief from osteoporosis?

Very difficult to do: So. It depends on the cause. If its due to being in a cast for a broken bone, then exercises, under a therapist's supervision would help considerably, to make the bone stronger and usually it can come back towards normal, in young age. Age related (over 50), with post-menopausal status or associated with use of drugs etc, then its getting rid of is difficult. Discuss with your doc.. ...Read more

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The chances of osteoporosis as older man?

High: Osteoporosis in men can be a significant problem. The rate of developing it after age 75 goes up dramatically. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis in order to lose height?

Why?: Osteoporosis can be a severely debilitating disease, why would you want to get it? Please rephrase the question-i'm not understanding it. ...Read more

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