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Osteoporosis in 21 year old
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Osteoporosis in 21 year old

My daughter is 21 and just had a bone density with a - 2.6 in her lumbar spine. Why would a 21 year old get osteoporosis?  My thoughts are that her Zonegran has caused metabolic acidosis which has caused secondary osteo ,or that she has celiac or gluten enteropathy , or multiple myeloma...I am gathering the necessary tests..Any other thoughts or suggested tests that you might have or natural tx...thanks
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Also check for nutritional deficiencies.  Someone on an anti-seizure med could have a magnesium deficiency, for example, just for one thing, and magnesium is essential not just for proper nervous system function but also bone density.  Does she have an eating disorder?  Bulemia and anorexia both can easily lead to osteoporosis.  How well does she absorb her nutrients (this is along the same lines as checking for ciliac)?  Lots of possibilities.
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