Osteoporosis has generally been considered a female disease; this may explain why this pathology has focused less attention on men. While osteoporosis has been underestimated and poorly treated in female patients, the situation is even worse in male patients, despite the fact that up to one third of hip fractures are suffered by men.
To assess the characteristics and risk factors associated with male osteoporosis.
Patients and methods
This is a retrospective study conducted at the endocrinology department of EPH Bologhine, which included 100 patients referred for a measurement of bone mineral density. 23 patients had a Tscore<- 2.5.
The mean age of the patients was 45.26 years with extremes of 20 to 82 years. A history of fracture was noted in 4 patients. Long-term corticosteroid therapy was found in 6 patients, 2 patients had cushings disease. Hypogonadism is found in 4 patients, 2 patients were followed for digestive pathology (celiac disease and RCUH). Discussion Osteoporosis in men is a public health problem and puts you at risk of fractures. In fact, 15% of men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. One in two cases of male osteoporosis is a result of illness, treatment or exposure to a risk factor. There are multiple factors that influence the risk of fracture, beyond the simple decrease in bone mineral density and the risk of falls.
Male osteoporosis has a number of peculiarities that must be taken into account in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
22 May 2021 - 26 May 2021