Men with osteoporosis or osteopenia

Men can experience a marked bone loss as they age due to a decrease in sex steroid levels, exercise and dietary calcium intake and absorption. Men over 50 are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer.


Just Age 37

  • By AdaonD1 · New reply yesterday at 8:28 pm
  • 2 replies
  • Hello, I'm a 37 year-old male and broke my hip last month in a simple fall. I'm still non-weight bearing. My PCP and the surgeon who fixed my hip with screws recommended a bone density scan because the ...

Beer promotes increasing bone mineral density

  • By Stu · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 52 replies
  • Gentlemen. A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. The article is in Science Daily at ...

Testosterone works update.

  • By Stu · New reply March 8, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • I just had a DXA and my bones are now normal with a worst T score of -.9. I went from osteoporosis in 2008 to osteopenia in 2010 to normal bone density in Dec 2013. All this time I'm taking Androjel to ...


  • By percyallan · New reply January 4, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I have osteoporosis for which I take MK4 (45mg per day split in two lots), Calcium Citrate (1000mg per day split in two lots) and Vitamin D3 (2000 IUs per day split in two lots).In addition I take Magnesium ...

Advice required to start Bonista injection for my dad

  • By AdviceNeeded · New reply December 11, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My dad is very weak and is staying at home for the past 2 years. He had a spinal fracture, then a hernia operation. Recently a lump was reported in the right chest. Doctors wanted to rule out cancer ...

36 and newly diagnosed

  • By Bob_e · New reply December 8, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Don't know my numbers yet but I have had spinal fusion with rods since I was 13, I 've been in a wheelchair past 7 years...can still stand and walk with rifton walker, rare extra chromosome. I'm also ...

Forteo results! Or WTF

  • By aace · New reply October 10, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • This is going to be one for the dxaguru. I just had my third scan after 23 months on forteo. The results are either unbelievably great, bad or wrong and what $25k in forteo can get you. The summary report ...

Polymyalgia led to Osteoporosis

  • By raccoonpossum · New reply October 6, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia rheumatic 3 years ago and placed on 20 MG daily prednisone and Tramadol 50 MG daily. The prednisone has led to low bone density which was learned through a bone scan ...

Ignorant Newbie

  • By publicsafetytony · New reply October 5, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I am new to all of this and please forgive my complete ignorance and if this has been addressed in a different thread I appologize. Here goes, I am a 45 year old male who was diagnosed with Osteopenia ...

collagen cross links any method?

  • By aace · New reply September 15, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Apparently my doctor wanted to do this but the insurance company denied it. I didn't know anything about it until I got mail from the insurance company denying it. I don't see the Dr. until 8/26. From ...


  • By notia · New reply August 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My wife is 63 yrs old and had an anklie fusion in left ankle. At first stage it was diagonised as rheumotoid artheritis which effected the anke and came due to long time treatment with WysoloneSteroid ...

I am looking for other males with a similar profile

  • By OP-Man · New reply July 15, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I am a 70 year old male and have been diagnosed with idiopathic osteoporosis of the spine after a compression fracture I experienced while playing golf. My dexa scan showed that my forearm and hip were ...

Mens Bone Health

  • By windblown · New reply June 15, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I thought I'd share this article on men's bone health from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. e/preventive-care/article/men-and-their- aging-bones?ap=603 ...

Male T-Score variations over time

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  • By AussieRob (Inactive) · New reply May 28, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I had DEXA scans in March 2011 and in March 2013 on Norland, same lab, same machine, same technician and virtually the same femoral neck BMD: 2011 - 0.781 and 2013 -0.7878. However the T-scores were significantly ...

Fosamax then Forteo now Protia

  • By rmalouin · New reply May 24, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Was on Didrnol then Fasamax then Forteo.... now they would like to put me on Protia. Was wondering if any Men out there when on Protia after Forteo and what are the side effects ...

35 male with osteoporosis

  • By ehale2009 · New reply May 6, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • hello let me introduce myself my name is edward i live in texas been married for about 2 yrs now. anywho enough of the mushy stuff. over the last year i have been diagnosed with so many different things ...

Pain at the bottom of the spine

  • By Nchak · New reply February 17, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, I have been suffering from a bit of uneasy pain at the bottom of my spine, especially while sitting in certain positions etc. i feel the pain particularly when i get up from the sitting position ...

reclast infusion

  • By saha2 · New reply January 22, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis in 1999 and have multiple fractures on my spine. My most recent DEXA, in November 2012, showed dramatic improvement in the lumbar region (13.9%) and in the total ...

How can this happen?

  • By Blackhawk123 · New reply January 20, 2013
  • 26 replies
  • Hello all, I have a question & I was hoping somebody might have a possible answer. I am a Male 45yrs. old & have been diagnosed with full blown Osteoporosis. How could this happen. I have no family history ...

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • By Donald55 · New reply December 13, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • My Endocronologist thinks one of the causes of my osteoporosis is low testosterone. He has given me a prescription for a testosterone creme. I have been researching bioidentical testosterone. Has anyone ...

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