Testosterone Deficiency and Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know

male osteoporosis

male osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is linked to diminishing testosterone levels

While the words postmenopause and osteoporosis are frequently linked, less so are the words testosterone and osteoporosis. But the number 2 million can’t lie: that is an estimate of men thought to be living with osteoporosis in the United States alone. And while lifestyle factors always play their part, osteoporosis is also onset by low/diminishing testosterone and estrogen levels in men. As men age, their hormone production rates naturally decrease, including the critical estradiol and testosterone. This contributes to a thinning of the spongy bone material which means less bone density and the classic symptoms of osteoporosis including:

  • Back pain
  • Bones vulnerable to fracture
  • Loss of height and stooped posture

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