If you are a man and think that you can’t develop Osteoporosis then you are absolutely wrong! Osteoporosis is mostly seen in the women older than 50 years but recent studies have shown that not only women but men are also very much prone to this disease.
Osteoporosis is one of those underlying diseases which without any pain or symptoms, progresses in a human body. A person suffering from this disease won’t feel any disease like symptoms or pain anywhere in the body until he/she has an unexpected fracture. The fractures in this disease are most likely to occur in the hip, spine and wrist. Further more studies tell that this disease can occur at any age level.
So with this research and study, it is quite evident that there may be a person around you living with this so called “no symptom” disease which is continuously weakening his or her bones. Compared to women, Osteoporosis develops less in men because men have a larger skeleton and due to this fact their bone loss starts at the later age of their life.
However, in the present days many men are developing this disease day by day. Some of the best treatments available for this disease are as follows:
How to Treat Osteoporosis in Men
Take Nutritious Food and Exercise Regularly
Well after diagnosing Osteoporosis in a man, the doctor prescribes some medicines which are approved by the FDA. Also the doctor prepares a diet plan full of nutritious foods. He then suggests some good exercises along with suggesting some change in the lifestyle of the patient.
If the bone loss is occurring due to glucocorticoid use then he might have to monitor bone density and testosterone levels and prescribe some good medication to treat glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
Higher intake of Calcium and Vitamin D
Second approach for the treatment of Osteoporosis is the use of calcium and vitamin D supplements. As we know that food is the best source for all the minerals and vitamins and we get calcium and vitamin D in almost every kind of food we eat.
But in case of Osteoporosis if the patient’s food is not enough to provide the proper quantity of calcium and vitamin D then special supplements are also used. These supplements are available in the market easily and are fully enriched in all the vitamins and minerals.
Alendronate for steroid-induced Osteoporosis
This has been proven as the best treatment for steroid-induced Osteoporosis in men. So if you have taken steroids like Prednisone or Cortisone then Alendronate will help reducing your bone decay.
Treatment with Teriparatide
It has been seen that Parathyroid Hormone Molecules help a lot to increase the bone density of spine in men. A Teriparatide injection is given to the patient on daily basis in order to stop or lessen the spine bone decay.
Osteoporosis surely has no permanent cure but it can be treated up to an extent however, that depends on the intensity of this disease. The goal of the treatment is to slow down the bone decay or to increase the process of bone building.