How is Low Bone Density Treated?

The endocrinologist will go over with you the best way to treat low bone density in your child. This may include:

  • Making sure that your child is getting enough calcium in diet and that her vitamin D levels are in the normal range.
  • Increasing your child’s weight-bearing activity. For children with mobility challenges, we may work with physical therapists to design a personalized program for your child.
  • For children with low bone density due to an underlying medical condition, your endocrinologist will work with other members of the care team to choose the best treatment for that condition. For example, this may include working with your child to help her gain weight if low bone density is because of low weight, or estrogen replacement if low bone density is because of low estrogen levels.

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