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Re: osteoporosis in men

Re: osteoporosis in men

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Posted by Alfred M.Sleczkowski on October 05, 2000 at 11:56:37:

In Reply to: osteoporosis in men posted by jerry w on August 15, 2000 at 16:02:01:

: l forgot to mention in my previous message that when l was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 yrs ago l was 55. My doctor's jaw dropped when he saw the dexiscan and said he'd never heard of a man my age with the disease. As l said, the only positive test result showed low testosterone -- everything else was normal and there's no family history. We briefly discussed testosterone supplements but l declined, being concerned about side effects and also because my doctor seemed completely unsure as to whether or not testosterone was the cause anyway. Has anyone heard of low testosterone levels over an extended period of time causing osteop. and has anyone had any experience with taking testosterone supplements?? thanx, jerry
I was told I had osteoporsis when I was 52. I was told that it was due to low male hormones. I am currently using a patch which is called androderm. I was 43 when a specialist wrote to my doctor stating that I had a good chance of osteopenia in my spine. My doctor neglected to tell me because she felt that only women had the problem. I have osteoporsis in my neck and osteopenia in my spine. Get your teeth checked as I am losing mine . I have had no ill effects from the patch other than itching under the patch.I am also wary or this medication but until I hear of better more natural treatments I will continue. What are you doing to treat yourself? I wish you good luck whatever your choice. Al

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