What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a chronic degenerative bone disease. Although the majority of osteoporosis occurs with women, it is also a big problem for men. After age 30, bone density begins to decrease. This causes bones to become more porous, lose quality, and more likely to compress. This in turn makes bones fragile, and susceptible to fracture.
Male Osteoporosis Symptoms
Osteoporosis symptoms in men can be hard to gauge, since it generally will progress without symptoms until diagnosed. Diagnosis is most commonly made following a bone fracture. Because men have bigger and stronger bones, osteoporosis is seen less frequently than with women, but the results, and the pain, are generally the same. Osteoporosis is most commonly caused by a hormonal imbalance, but can also be a result of calcium and vitamin D deficiencies.
Male Osteoporosis Alternative Treatment
Although men do not experience the accelerated bone degeneration that women experience (especially after menopause), they do experience a hormonal imbalance as they age, and this is a common cause of osteoporosis.
An effective treatment of osteoporosis is replacing your hormones through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This method can help slow bone density loss, and in some cases partially reverse it.
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