Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Fall 11-18-2015

School

School of Nursing

Major

Nursing (B.S.N.)

Keywords

Osteoporosis, men

Disciplines

Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density. Osteoporosis can occur in both genders. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with osteoporosis. Since men have larger bones than women, it is difficult to diagnose osteoporosis. However, presently, the occurrence rate of osteoporosis in men is increasing. It is very important to be aware of an increase of the true frequency of osteoporosis in men which is essential for prevention and long-term health. The purpose of this thesis is to examine pathogenesis of osteoporosis, hormone-related factors, lifestyle, diet, and exercise habits of men related to osteoporosis and how to prevent or treat it.

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