Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
increases your child's risk of
osteoporosis in two ways. Pain and swelling can cause
your child to be less active, which leads to loss of bone mass. And
long-term corticosteroid treatment for JIA also depletes bone mass.
It is possible that the main title of the report Ankylosing Spondylitis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Foods high in calcium include dairy products such as milk,
cheese, and yogurt; calcium-fortified orange juice; and broccoli. Vitamin D is
found in dairy products. Being out in sunlight for at least 15 minutes each day
without sunscreen will also help with vitamin D intake. Your body makes vitamin
D when it's exposed to sunlight.
Food-based sources of vitamins
and minerals are better than dietary supplements, which are not as fully
absorbed by the body. If your child has little appetite for food, though, your
doctor may recommend dietary supplements.
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June 05, 2012
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