HealthNFitness Tips: Although Osteoporosis is more common in postmenopausal women, men are also vulnerable to thinning bones as they age.
The risk factors for Osteoporosis in men include:
- Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or using tobacco.
- Not exercising regularly.
- Having a low body-mass index.
- Getting insufficient vitamin D and calcium.
- Taking certain medications, including anticonvulsants, oral glucocorticoids or heparin.
- Getting older.
- Having a family history of fractures related to fragile bones.
- Certain health conditions, including asthma, thyroid disorders or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Having low levels of certain hormones, including testosterone or estrogen.