Posted 24 December 2004 - 01:29 PM
Other than osteoporosis, I don't have concrete stomach issues... I'd often been constipated... but I thought that was due to my diet (too much cheese here and there, not enough roughage, etc.). I have often gotten bloated... but thought that was not too unusual.
Anyway, anyone else out there have osteoporosis for not the "typical reason" such as menopause, being anorexic, taking certain drugs, not having normal periods, etc? ANYONE HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS DUE TO celiac disease?
I actually hope I have Celiac... then I will know WHY I have osteoporosis so bad at only 46!
Posted 24 December 2004 - 02:48 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:32 AM
Low bone density prior to menopause can certainly happen and could certainly be related to celiac disease.
I discovered I have celiac disease about 9 months ago. I am now 28. At the age of 22, a dexa scan demonstrated osteopenia in my lower spine. I was told that I was 1/2 a standard deviation away from osteoporosis at 22. I suspect that my low bone density is related to undiagnosed celiac disease. This is quite a scary problem, as celiac disease was not determined for an additional 6 years. Who knows how much further my bones have deteriorated b/c I was not able to absorb nutrients properly. I am currently checking out the status of my bone density.
I've been taking a fabulous Calcium supplement - Calcium Apatite. It is expensive, but it is one the best out there. Certainly, there are prescription medications that you can take, such as fosomax. Good luck and take care.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 05:45 AM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 06:23 AM
Mother and two sisters with Celiacs also
Posted 30 December 2004 - 08:01 PM
Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000.
Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)
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