It can be hard to know when we’re at risk for bone loss and deterioration—otherwise known as osteoporosis. Unlike skin problems or internal issues, we can’t always see what’s affecting our bones.
However, there are ways for men to determine if they’re at risk of developing osteoporosis, a significant health issue affecting older men and women. Let’s take a look at the top signs and symptoms of serious bone loss and deterioration in male patients…
1. Muscle Pain and Cramps
When you think of osteoporosis, you think of pain emanating from the bones, not muscles. But muscle pain and cramps can be a sign that one is experiencing bone loss in both men and women, claims WebMD. In fact, many people confuse pain associated with bone loss with muscle pain.
That’s why it’s important to see your doctor and explore the pain in closer detail. Be sure to take your time and carefully describe the problem. If your doctor isn’t willing to take the time to make a proper diagnosis, consider getting a second opinion.