Osteoporosis is a health condition that leads to bone weakening, making them highly vulnerable to breakage even by slight pressure. Millions of men in the USA suffer from osteoporosis, but it’s often an overlooked condition because most males consider it a condition that prevails solely among women.
In men, it may result from lower levels of the hormone testosterone in the body. If it becomes substantially low, it results in loss of bone mass over time. Eventually, this loss, combined with the skeletal structure’s deterioration, weakens bone strength making bones highly susceptible to breakage or fractures even with minimal pressure or trauma.
However, osteoporosis is less common in men than in women because of their broader and stronger skeletal structure. Plus, losing bone in men starts at a later age and progresses very slowly. Also, they do not experience bone loss due to rapid hormonal changes. Men generally experience osteoporosis in their 70s, so the complications that result from bone loss such as wrist, spine, and hip fractures are more serious as compared to women.