Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too
Osteoporosis (bone loss) is most common in women and is associated with decreases in estrogen, particularly after menopause. Men get osteoporosis, too. Men get most of their estrogen through the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Many aging men have low testosterone levels, which reduces estrogen and bone mass. Men with low levels of testosterone and estrogen and high levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG; a chemical that carries testosterone and estrogen in the blood) have a greater risk of fracture. Aging men can maintain strong bones by consuming adequate amounts of calcium (1,200 mgs per day), doing regular weight-bearing exercise, and maintaining normal hormone levels. (USA Today)

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