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ScientiaCMECME: Osteoporosis in Men: An Underappreciated and Under-treated Condition

Addressing the Underrecognized Issue of Male Osteoporosis: Evidence-based Strategies for Improved Detection and Management

As the elderly population increases, osteoporosis in men, a condition often underdiagnosed and overlooked, is gaining significant prominence in public health. This self-learning activity enables healthcare professionals to gain critical insight into this issue and empower them with the latest evidence-based preventive and therapeutic strategies.

  • Osteoporosis is now recognized as a major health issue in men, with its prevalence increasing with age – by age 80, 11% of men are diagnosed with osteoporosis, and 53% have low bone density.
  • The program targets a diverse range of healthcare professionals, including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists, highlighting its interdisciplinary approach.
  • The activity provides a comprehensive review of male osteoporosis, from its epidemiology, natural history, and clinical features to its impact on patient outcomes.
  • Focus is placed on addressing barriers to the identification of osteoporosis in men, emphasizing the consequences of under-diagnosis, and proposing screening strategies.
  • The program reviews both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options, taking into consideration underlying conditions and emphasizing individualized therapy.
  • Emphasis is laid on understanding the benefits and risks of various therapy options, the role of monitoring response, and the duration of therapy.
  • The learning experience is enhanced with patient case studies, facilitating the application of knowledge into practice, and emphasizing the creation of individualized treatment plans.
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