11 July 2016

Brittle bone disease

Osteoporosis – brittle bone disease – isn’t just a problem for women. In the USA, for instance, almost 1.5 million men over the age of 65 suffer from the condition and a further 3.5 million are at risk of developing it. If you’re 50 and male, you should ask your doctor to assess you for osteoporosis during your annual check-up. Some of the factors that may increase a man’s risk of osteoporosis include gastrointestinal disease, a family history of the illness and use of prescription steroids and prostate cancer drugs.



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