Primary osteoporosis in men: an unmet medical need

This review summarizes updated information about the current understanding of pathophysiology and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in men.

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Volume 112, Issue 5, Pages 791–798

Authors:

Fabian A. Mendoza, M.D., Michelle Le Roux, B.S., Intekhab Ahmed, M.D.

Abstract:

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by loss of bone strength and increased risk of fractures. Even though fracture prevalence is higher in women, fractures also constitute a significant public health issue in older men. Men are screened less and more frequently undertreated than female patients. It is the goal of this review, to summarize updated information about the current understanding of pathophysiology and clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in men.


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