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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent osteoporosis: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Regular pubertal onset gynecomastia usually fades within the first year.Persistence after 3 years is likely to improve only with surgery. I would check with your pcp about local options & seek out a consultation. Removal of residual breast tissue and any supportive fat cells is usually done by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Balding Prevention: You can't change your genetics. These tips may provide some benefit. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth very unlikely: An 19 yr old is not growing taller if his growth plates have fused. If not fused, he will grow a little bit (pediatrician's growth chart for him can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing & shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis/Weights: I am always impressed by the wonderful work of nutritionalists, endocrinologists, sports psychologists, and personal trainers in helping patients with weak bone density. You have a serious problem at your age that you can improve one day a time. Bone density testing should be done yearly at this time. Develop your team of the above wonderful people to help you. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
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