Medical and alternative therapy information about osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones are very fragile. Without treatment system for osteoporosis, frequent fractures can occur, often in the hip, spine and wrist. The exact causes of osteoporosis are not known, but many risk factors have been identified.
Women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. It affects about 55 percent of people older than 50 years.
The fragility of the bones of osteoporosis occurs, because it is a low bone mass and bone tissue has deteriorated.
It’s interesting that many people assume that osteoporosis is a women’s disease; it’s true that this condition affects some four times as many women as men, but men too can suffer from this dangerous and even deadly condition.
Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the integrity of the bone structure. This can lead to bone weakness and eventual fractures. Unfortunately many people don’t know that they have this condition until a bone actually breaks. While this may not sound very dangerous – a broken bone is easily mended, right? In reality the fractures can typically happen in the areas of the back and hip. A hip fracture can be very dangerous and usually requires surgery with a hospital stay, and may interfere with one’s ability to walk without assistance. In severe cases they can be deadly. Someone with osteoporosis needs to take this condition very seriously, and everyone else should be doing everything they can to avoid getting the disease in the first place.
Just as we are coming to grips with women’s hormonal changes along comes “male menopause”. Over the past decade and a half, we have gone from, “Honey, its all in your head”, to realizing menopause is a real healt risk and the symptoms of menopause can have disastrous consequences. This article will not delve into the ravages this can cause on a women’s health, but if you want to read about Osteoporosis Treatments, just follow the link.
Back to Men and their Hormone Imballance:
Men as they age past fourty go down hill, too. Their testosterone levels declin a little every year, so the symptoms creep up until they have full blown andropause. The decline in the male hormone is not nearly as sharp as the drop in estrogen in women. Compare it to walking down a gentle slope rather than droping off a cliff, as women experience.