What are the available treatments for osteoporosis in men?
All medical conditions that cause osteoporosis should be treated.
For example, if your osteoporosis is the result of testosterone deficiency,
your doctor may prescribe testosterone replacement therapy. Recently,
the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved alendronate sodium (Fosamax) for
the treatment of osteoporosis in men and teriparatide (Forteo)
for the treatment of osteoporosis in men at high risk for fracture.
If osteoporosis in men is caused by the long-term use of steroidmedication
options include alendronate sodium (Fosamax) for
osteoporosis treatment or risedronate sodium(Actonel)
for both osteoporosis prevention and treatment. The causes, consequences,
and treatment of male osteoporosis are being actively researched in
order to better understand osteoporosis as a health issue in men.