Men and osteoporosis

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One in five men aged over 50 years will break a bone due to osteoporosis. They're also more likely to do so than they are to get prostate cancer.

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After continuously suffering from very strong ‪‎headaches‬, Giovanni was given ‪‎cortisone‬ as part of his treatment. What he didn't realize was that one of the side effects is ‪bone‬ weakening. Read along to see how he developed ‪osteoporosis‬ and his advice for avoiding a similar outcome. Cluster Headaches, Prostate Cancer, Side Effects, Real People, Strong, Advice, Men, Tips

After continuously suffering from very strong ‪‎headaches‬, Giovanni was given ‪‎cortisone‬ as part of his treatment. What he didn't realize was that one of the side effects is ‪bone‬ weakening. Read along to see how he developed ‪osteoporosis‬ and his advice for avoiding a similar outcome.

After being diagnosed with ‪osteoporosis‬, Antoine felt the need to abandon some sports he practiced which he found too risky. Real People, Felt, Sports, Hs Sports, Feltro, Sport, Felting

After being diagnosed with ‪#‎osteoporosis‬, Antoine felt the need to abandon some sports he practiced which he found too risky.

My name is Gerry Corcoran from Toronto, Canada. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2008 at age Prostate Cancer, Volunteers, Real People, Factors, Helping People, Canada, Men, Life, Guys

In 2008, Gerry was lucky enough to have been diagnosed during a screening by his doctor due to secondary risk factors. Since then, he has managed his osteoporosis to just osteopenia and has steered clear of fractures. Although his life hasn't changed all that much, he now volunteers on a regular basis with Osteoporosis Canada. He finds that it helps people to be able to talk to someone who also has osteoporosis.

Euripides Costa lost 19 cm in height because of spinal fractures. Prostate Cancer, Change My Life, Real People, Costa, Men, Guys

Euripides Costa lost 19 cm in height because of spinal fractures.

After serving in the army, Gennady Vasilyev picked up the habit of smoking and didn't let go of it for over 30 years. Once discharged, he began his career in agriculture, which is where he suffered his first fracture. Major Holidays, Two Brothers, Real People, 30 Years, Agriculture, Smoking, Career, Army, Let It Be

After serving in the army, Gennady Vasilyev picked up the habit of smoking and didn't let go of it for over 30 years. Once discharged, he began his career in agriculture, which is where he suffered his first fracture.

After severe back pain for months and continued mis-diagnosis, Peter was finally diagnosed with severe osteoporosis after a bone density scan (DXA). Read his full story. Severe Back Pain, Bone Density, Prostate Cancer, Real People, Mens Tops

After severe back pain for months and continued mis-diagnosis, Peter was finally diagnosed with severe osteoporosis after a bone density scan (DXA). Read his full story.

David Kirk, a retired school principal who is living with osteoporosis David Kirk, Prostate Cancer, Real People, School, Men, Guys

David Kirk, a retired school principal who is living with osteoporosis

Just like in women, estrogen in men plays a vital role in bone health. It helps keep bones health and protect men against osteoporosis. Here is more about osteoporosis in men. Low Testosterone Levels, Best Testosterone, Low Estrogen, Diets For Men, Veterans Benefits, Million Men, Bone Health, Living A Healthy Life, Disability

Some of the types, the causes and effective lifestyle choices to prevent further deterioration of your bones.

1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis - here we dispel the most common myths and misconceptions regarding men's bone health. Men Over 50, Common Myths, Prostate Cancer, Bone Health, Mans World, Real Man, How To Get, Age, A Real Man

1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis - here we dispel the most common myths and misconceptions regarding men's bone health.

Just like women, men also are at risk of osteoporosis. Overall, 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture. This is greater than the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer, Greater Than, Age, Women, Women's

Just like women, men also are at risk of osteoporosis. Overall, 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture. This is greater than the likelihood of developing prostate cancer.

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