Thursday, December 18, 2008

Osteoporosis and Men

Earlier I had an article on how osteoporosis is not an older adult problem.

Now the disease if becoming more of a male issues.

The big thing I got from this article was If you notice a loss of height, change in posture, or sudden back pain, it is important to inform your doctor. It might be a sign of osteoporosis.

- Rick

Osteoporosis striking more men
December 15, 2008 - by Angela Spears - Examiner

Osteoporosis is often viewed as a disease of women; but according to the American College of Physicians, osteoporosis in men is a serious health problem. Often under diagnosed, under treated, underreported and inadequately researched osteoporotic fractures in men have resulted in death and high financial expenses.

The prevalence of osteoporosis is estimated to be 7% in white men, 5% in African American men, and 3% in Hispanic men. Data on prevalence in Asian-American men and other ethnic groups are not yet available. With the aging of the population, the rates of osteoporosis in men is expected to increase nearly 50% in the next 15 years, and hip fractures rates are projected to double or triple by 2040.

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Rick Kaselj
Registered Kinesiologist Specializing in Injury Rehabilitation
Surrey, BC, Canada

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