Men can develop osteoporosis. In fact, 1 in 4 men over age 50 will experience unnecessary fractures due to clinical osteoporosis.
Fractures can often be prevented by treating the underlying reason for osteoporosis. Common risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures include: smoking; cortisone inhalers for asthma or COPD, Androgen Deprivation Therapy for prostate cancer; insufficient calcium and/or vitamin D in diet.
A complete bone health evaluation will reveal if you have one of these. Most men do. At least the inadequate nutritional intake. I did before studying bone health and changing my ways.
NOF has published The Man’s Guide to Osteoporosis at https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Mans-Guide-to-Osteoporosis-1.pdf
We men can have osteoporosis and unnecessary fractures. Let’s avoid that.
Jay Ginther, MD