Prostate Cancer and Bone Health

Prostate Cancer and Bone Health

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prostate doc

Van Nuys, CA

#1 Jul 30, 2012
One of the most significant risks facing men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer is osteoporosis. Representing a critical decrease in the density of bones, osteoporosis is usually associated with menopause in women. However, men with prostate cancer, particularly those on androgen deprivation therapy, are also at risk for this condition. So why do we care about osteoporosis? By making bones less dense, osteoporosis also makes them more prone to fracture. These fractures can be devastating, decreasing the ability to move around and, even worse, substantially increasing the risk of death. In fact one study demonstrated that people with osteoporosis related fractures had a risk of death two times that of similarly aged people without fractures. In addition, another study showed that fractures decreased the life expectancy of men with prostate cancer by more than 3 years. As a result, men with prostate cancer who receive ADT should make bone health a top priority. In my latest post, I will discuss the steps all men undergoing ADT need to take to prevent osteoporosis. In addition, I will describe the treatment options for those men found to already have low bone density.
You can find this post at:
http://myprostatedoc.blogspot.com/2012/07/bon...
Hope you find it useful!
Prostate Doc
myprostatedoc.blogspot.com
This blog is not a medical practice and cannot provide specific medical advice. This information should never be used to replace or discount the medical advice you receive from your physician

Since: Nov 12

Mumbai, India

#2 Dec 4, 2012
Greate article. When I found out that ADT would probably lead to osteoporosis it was a bit shocking. Osteoporosis is serious. I think there are other alternatives to ADT that could be couple with natural supplement like Super Beta Prostate that could be more effective.

Since: Nov 12

Torrance, CA

#3 Jan 10, 2013
Greate article. When I found out that ADT would probably lead to osteoporosis it was a bit shocking. Osteoporosis is serious. I think there are other alternatives to ADT that could be couple with natural supplement like Super Beta Prostate that could be more effective.
http://www.brokentype.com/super-beta-prostate...

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