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    Old 12-30-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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    my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    my 11 year old was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis did some labs calcium was wnl this is a healthy child what is going on?

     
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    Old 12-30-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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    Re: my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    I'm sorry to hear this --what did her doctor say was the cause? Was she having trouble with absorping calcium maybe?

     
    Old 12-31-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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    Re: my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    Hi: Does your child take prednisone for anything?? If so that could explain it partially, but you can look up idiopathic osteoporosis and see if that helps any, because thats the type that usually effects children. Has anyone mentioned osteogenesis imperfecta either. These are both types of juvenile osteo, so maybe you could look into those. If you don't have a specialist on this I would get one, because most doctors treat adults and I think you would want someone experienced in treating children. I wish you all the luck with this and hope you can find out what the treatment might be. Maybe some of the parents who used to post here, with this concern, will help you out.

     
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    my 11 year old was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis did some labs calcium was wnl this is a healthy child what is going on?

    Does your child drink alot of carbonated soft drinks ie; soda? The high phosphorus content leeches calcium from your bones. If your child does drink soda you need to have him/her switch to another fluid like water, juice etc. and stop the soda immediately.

     
    Old 01-02-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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    Re: my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    sorry about that but give more informations about the test results that you've done already and the ones you'll get in the future; what's the doctor's opinion?

     
    Old 01-02-2007, 06:20 PM   #6
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    Re: my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    Hi I agree with *****, becasue the only info you provided was your child was dx with severe osteo, and that she/he has normal levels of calcium. If you aren't seeing and Endo or Mineral Metabolism specialist, the you need to find one. There are many secondary medical problems that cause this in young age children, but you need someone that has great information and more importantly education for idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. Do you have any good Medical Universities or Childrens Hospitals in your area? This would be the first place to look. There are medications that can cause this, and also endocrine disorders as well.. Has your child had any fractures? This will be a very important question for you to answer. New medications are now being used for children, so there is hope for a treatment!!!

    Good Luck!!!

     
    Old 01-19-2007, 07:13 PM   #7
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    Re: my 11 year old with osteoporosis

    If she does not have any other signigicant health problems...I do not know what the cause could be. I found out that I had severe osteoporsis at the age of 20...I am know 26 and still have no answers to the reasons why. Let me know how things are going...I am always very interested in young people with severe osteoporsis with no answers. Stay strong!

     
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