Men Can Have Brittle Bones, Too
Bet you think osteoporosis (bone thinning) is a woman's condition. Most people do. Looks like we need to adjust our thinking — and we're not alone.
The American College of Physicians released new clinical guidelines in June 2009 on screening men for osteoporosis. This is good information to share with your dad, brother, husband … and any other man in your life.
These first-ever guidelines call for doctors to periodically screen older men using these risk factors:
- low body weight or recent weight loss, combined with physical inactivity
- low calcium diet
- previous fractures not caused by trauma
- ongoing use of corticosteroid drugs (such as prednisone) or some drugs used to treat prostate cancer
The College of Physicians found osteoporosis is significantly underdiagnosed and undertreated in men, leaving them more susceptible to life-threatening injuries.
Doctors are advised to give high-risk men further x-ray testing — as early detection is key with osteoporosis — and several simple approaches can slow its progress, such as increasing calcium, Vitamin D and exercise.
What prompted the new guidelines?
Women still rule the numbers when it comes to weakening bones (thanks to menopause), but as Baby Boomers creep up in age, more men are expected to be diagnosed. (An estimated 6 out of 100 men have osteoporosis by age 65.)
Like women, men need the promise of prevention. So, let's get the older men in our lives screened!
Cal-Mag: Build Stronger, Better Bones
We are all susceptible to this degenerative bone disease. In fact only 21 percent of Americans are getting enough calcium in their diets. And if you are over 25, your bones have already started to lose density. Protect your bone health by making a calcium supplement part of your daily regimen.
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Don't become part of the statistics.
- 28 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis
- 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis
- 18 million Americans have low bone mass
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