Posted on: May 6, 2013
Osteoporosis – in Men?
By Dr. Eric Rudin, Endocrinologist, Northern Westchester Hospital
You probably think of osteoporosis — thinning bones — as a woman’s problem. For the most part that’s true. But we see plenty of men with osteoporosis, too. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about two million American men have the condition, and another 12 million are at risk.
Osteoporosis can be deadlier in men: Men have a higher risk of mortality than women following a hip fracture. Unfortunately, doctors are less likely to recognize bone thinning in men since they also tend to think of osteoporosis as a woman’s disease.