Men Are 10 Times Less Likely to Be Screened for Osteoporosis

There are many people that have a higher tolerance for pain and maybe their fear for going to the doctor outweighs their pain. In the U.S. 2 million men suffer from osteoporosis, which can be very painful, but a new study finds that they are 10 times less likely to be screened.

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Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue due to hormonal changes, calcium, or vitamin D deficiency. As a result your bones become weak and may break from a minor fall, even by bumping into something, or sneezing. Most of these broken bones occur in the hip, spine, and wrists, which can affect your posture and cause severe pain.