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A man's average bone density is higher than a
woman's, and men have a lower risk for
osteoporosis. All men, though, naturally lose bone
mass as they age. And some men do develop osteoporosis, which can be
devastating to an older man's health. Men who fracture a bone in the spine
have a much greater risk of getting other fractures and losing their
Most men develop osteoporosis as a result of:
You can help to prevent osteoporosis by:
If you do have more risk factors, you may want to talk
with your doctor about your risk for osteoporosis.
Current as of:
November 6, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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