Any male who breaks a bone from a trip and falls or less should be screened for bone loss. Osteoporosis in men should be investigated to look for the underlying causes of their bone loss. If the causes of bone loss are not investigated and addressed, and they are placed on an Osteoporosis treatment, they could continue to lose bone and fracture (break bones).
People on steroids or on immuno-suppressant therapy should all be treated preventively. Calcium, Vitamin D3, protein, and an appropriate weight-bearing exercise programme, along with an Osteoporosis medication, are the principal initial therapies for osteoporosis in men. A person with bone loss should be assessed by a health care professional such as a Chartered Physiotherapist, to see what exercises are safe and appropriate for you.
Patients need to be monitored by having repeat DXA scans at a minimum every two years, to ensure the treatment is working and to help increase patient compliance. Most patients will not feel any different after taking their osteoporosis medication. However, when a person has a repeat DXA scan, it should show an improvement if all the cause/s have been found and addressed and the patient has taken their medication.