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Posted by Kim Russell
on September 20, 2000 at 20:06:14:
In Reply to: juvenile Osteoprosis posted by L Wade on August 17, 2000 at 11:25:34:
: My 15 year old son has this rare condition (it took 4 years to digonose) and was put on
: Fosamax, what side effects should I look for.
: They only told me it could stunt his growth, not much to worry about he is already 6'5".
: What do you know about this diease?
Your son is very young for this. Is this something in your family tree? In our family osteoporosis is hereditary and can be reversed by surgery. My family has a malfunction of the parathyroid glands. When my aunt had hers removed she began to normally absorb calcium again! And she is over 70! The test is a simple blood test to see (by an endocrinologist) if it is a parathyroid problem. My dad just had the same surgery yesterday, and they found one of his parathyroid glands was wrapped around the thyroid and imbeded. He had lost a lot of weight, bone mass and energy(because of the thyroid involvement). Things he normally was able to do easily began to wear him out physically. After the surgery they monitor every year to see if any of the other parathyroids need to be removed. I hope this helps.
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