Men are 10 times less likely than women to get tested for osteoporosis, said a recent study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Yet, nearly 2 million men suffer from the disease.
Dr. Robert Koval, Rheumatologist for Texas Orthopedics, told KVUE that the key to preventing osteoporosis is to get screened at the time of a low impact fracture.
He said that an early sign of a problem could be a fracture caused by stepping off a curb or falling over. Explained Dr. Koval, “Because that’s a sign that your bones are too weak. They should not fracture in that situation.”