While its true that men start out with greater bone density and lose calcium at a lower rate than women, hormonal changes may be a factor to men's development of osteoporosis. A decline in testosterone, which occurs naturally at the age of 60, results in a limited ability to use diet calcium to build or repair bones.
Treatment for osteoporosis focuses on medications to slow bone loss, reduce risk of fracture, as well as lifestyle changes to improve your general health. Of course calcium is important to help the body make new bone tissue, but how much do we need? Adults up to age 50 requires 1000mg of calcium daily, people over age 65 should get 1200mg to 1500mg a day. However, it is very hard to get too much calcium. Most adults can safely consume up to 2000mg a day, but larger amount s can lead to other problems like hypocalcaemia (presence of abnormally high calcium in the blood), impaired kidney functions and decreased absorption of other minerals. Studies show that men who consumed very high levels of calcium seemed to have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Other vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin B12 also assists in development and prevention.
The best treatment for osteoporosis is prevention. Lifestyle changes can make a difference, even if you've already diagnosed with osteoporosis. Here are some tips.
Our skeletons naturally lose strength as we get older. But we can still slow the process, we can still reverse sever bone bones once already diagnosed with osteoporosis.