Health & Bone
Everything You Need To Know About Osteoporosis
Are you over the age of 50? If so, you may be at risk of developing osteoporosis. At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Osteoporosis in Men
Osteoporosis is a Serious Health Issue.
Osteoporosis is a serious health issue for both men and women. At least 1 in 5 men will suffer a broken bone as a result of osteoporosis in their lifetime. Each year in Canada, there are approximately 7,500 hip fractures in men. Hip fractures can be devastating to both men and women, however, 37% of men who suffer a hip fracture will die within the year following the fracture. Despite this fact, men are often less likely to be diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is not just a women’s disease. It’s important for men to be more proactive about their bone health.