Health Tip: Osteoporosis Can Affect Men, Too08/08/11
(HealthDay News) -- Although osteoporosis is more common in
postmenopausal women, men are also vulnerable to thinning bones as
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says 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
- Certain health conditions, including asthma, thyroid disorders
or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Having low levels of certain hormones, including testosterone
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