Although women make up
80 percent of osteoporosis sufferers, there is still that other
20 percent to consider. Male osteoporosis is not common since a
man’s bone density is usually higher than a woman’s
and women tend to live longer. But, it can happen.
Men naturally lose bone mass
as they grow older but male osteoporosis usually develops if the
person smokes, does not do enough strength exercises, takes certain
medications, drinks alcohol often and has low hormone levels. This
is a big difference from osteoporosis in women since they usually
get it after menopause.