Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Testosterone and Osteoporosis
Testosterone is one of the hormones needed for sexual development.
Although testosterone is present in both men and women, it is considered a male
sex hormone (androgen) and is produced in much higher amounts in men than in
women. Testosterone helps a person's body maintain strong, healthy
Testosterone levels slowly decline after age 45 to 50. A decline in
testosterone at any age increases a man's risk of osteoporosis.
November 6, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - email@example.com
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.