Home > Medical > Osteoporosis > Osteoporosis in men and women Osteoporosis in men and women All sections in Osteoporosis » About Osteoporosis » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Osteoporosis » New Breakthroughs » Osteoporosis News » Osteoporosis and Diet » Osteoporosis and Exercise » Osteoporosis in men » Real-life Story Osteoporosis - yes, in men For years scientists branded osteoporosis and resulting hip fractures as a disease suffered exclusively by post-menopausal women. For once men didn’t object to this exclusion. Are there alternatives to HT to prevent osteoporosis? Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) are agents that produce oestrogen-like effects on some tissues (agonist) and antagonise oestrogen in others. Osteoporosis - a growing problem Many people accept that becoming smaller and hunched over is a normal part of the ageing process, as are hip replacements. These perceptions are wrong. Test Calcium calculator » Ask Healthy Bones Expert » Quiz Am I nearing menopause? » Start A Health24 blog » Should you pop a calcium pill? Bone Up! How healthy are your bones? In honour of World Osteoporosis Day today, Amy Henderson decided to put her bones to the test and have a Bone Mineral Density scan (BMD). This is what she found out. Bone loss basics People whose bones are thin from osteoporosis often don't know they are at risk because they have no symptoms, says the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Fight osteoporosis in childhood Experts say fighting osteoporosis in old age is as simple as drinking four glasses of milk a day - when you're in your teens. Osteoporosis: the brittle facts Women have always been considered at most risk of developing osteoperosis, because of having a lower bone mass. After menopause, the risk increases even further. Bisphosphonates to prevent and treat osteoporosis The bisphosphonates form a class of drug which prevents and treats osteoporosis with no hormonal effects. While oestrogen as HRT is the most suitable method to prevent osteoporosis, the bisphosphonates are useful if there are contraindications for oestrogen therapy. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.