True or False: Men don’t have to be concerned about osteoporosis.
YOUR ANSWER: False
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and increases the risk of the bones to break. It is seen less often in men because of their larger skeletons and the fact that they don’t go through menopause, which causes rapid hormonal changes and bone loss in women. However, some men are at increased risk, and their numbers may increase as the life expectancy for men rises. Risk factors for osteoporosis include age, low levels of testosterone, alcohol abuse, smoking, gastrointestinal disease, use of steroid medications, and immobilization.
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