Saturday, June 25, 2011
Osteoporosis in young men
Causes of osteoporosis in young men
The word osteoporosis literally means bone "porous" or "hollow". It happens when bones lose an excessive amount of protein and mineral content, elementicularly calcium. Osteoporosis usually affects people over 50 years, but can affect people too young.
Osteoporosis in young men is now an increasingly important public health problem. About 30 percent of fractures happen in young men by reason of osteoporosis. The main cause of osteoporosis in men is the excessive use of glucocorticoids (cortisone or prednisone) for a longer period. The other major cause of development of osteoporosis in young men is hypogonadism, which prevents the achievement of desired bone bone mass. secondary risk factors for developing osteoporosis in young men are alcohol and tobacco. Alcohol and excessive smoking damages the liver, which can metabolism of vitamin D effect and suppress the formation of testosterone in the testicles. Alcohol damages bones probably by the direct negative effect on bone forming cells. Considering that tobacco is linked to an increased incidence of vertebral fractures in men, probably because of vascular problems.
Nutrition is also a secondary factor. Especially those who consume less calcium and vitamin D have very low bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis at a young age.
Aelement from this, young men in the story below have the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis than men with no such history:
• Genetics: If the young man's mother or father had osteoporosis, that person is more likely to develop osteoporosis than men whose parents have no such history.
• Kidney stones: Young men with kidney stones are more likely to develop osteoporosis.
• Pituitary problems or problems with the pbaruction of male hormones: Young men who have experienced either problem are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis.