Men over the age of 50 are considerably more likely to break a bone as a direct result of osteoporosis than they are to develop prostate cancer. In fact, studies have shown that as many as 25% of all men over 50 will have this happen to them.
While osteoporosis may be the direct cause of many bone breaks during the second half of a man’s life, low testosterone levels are widely accepted as the leading cause of osteoporosis in men. Along with many other functions, testosterone helps the body to maintain strong, youthful bones. In men with low testosterone levels, the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and ultimately increase bone strength.
As you get older, new bone must grown in order to replace old bone. This is done in a similar manner as new skin cells growing to replace the dead skin cells that you shed each day. The problem is, the testosterone levels can interfere with the body’s ability to grow new bone, ultimately leading to a significantly higher chance of developing osteoporosis.
According to a reputable study that searched to better understand the link between low testosterone levels and osteoporosis, the lower your testosterone level is, the slower your body will rebuild new bones and the lower your bone density levels will be.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been shown to not only increase the rate at which new bones are created in men with low testosterone levels, but it has also proven to decrease calcium loss and improve bone density as well. All of these benefits combined help to greatly reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis in men with low testosterone levels.
If you have low testosterone and are worried about your bone health or any of the other health problems often related to low T-levels, be sure to talk to one our physicians today to learn more about the many ways Testosterone Replacement Therapy could help to improve your life.