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I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?

I am 23 and have osteoporosis and osteopenia due to an eating disorder and steroid use(for CAH) what can I take other than vitamins to correct ?

Prescription medica-: tions for osteoporosis would probably best be managed by the endocrinologist who manages your Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Sign records releases so that he or she can review your labs & DEXA scans prior to your visit. Keep your primary physician & mental health providers in the loop. They are all part of the team that helps you become & stay healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -non classical kind, what are some remedies to help with side effects of disease and medicine like steroids?

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -non classical kind, what are some remedies to help with side effects of disease and medicine like steroids?

Adrenal hyperplasia: The commonest type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is caused by deficiency of 21 hydroxylase, classical type presents at birth, but non classical may present later in early childhood or during puberty.It is difficult to answer all about it, but some salt depleted patients need to be on steroids and the patints need to be monotored for other defects, it should be trated by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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8 yo with non classical CAH. Breast starting to develop. What should I do?

8 yo with non classical CAH.  Breast starting to develop. What should I do?

See doctor: NCAH is often associated with early puberty. This is likely due to adrenal steroids and advanced skeletal maturation associated with NCAH. Some children with secondary GnRH-dependent earlypuberty may be treated Leuprolide Acetate or histrelin. A physician should be actively involved in this case to determine the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Has anyone got new information on cah?

Has anyone got new information on cah?

OldDiseaseOld Info: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is an old disease in which there is congenital deficiency of an enzyme which is needed in synthesis of Cortisol and also Aldosterone and is treated with the replacement with these hormones and there is nothing new ...Read more

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Could a child have cah and what should I do?

Yes: If you mean congenital adrenal hyperplasia by cah then yes a child can have it. If this is a concern see your physician and if you need a referral to an endocrinologist, your doctor can help with that. ...Read more

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Could my child have cah and what should I do?

Hepatitis?: Is that chronic active hepatitis you are referring to? If it is, no, that is an adult disease. However your child can have some form of hepatitis, of which there are quite a few types. As usual, this is a question for your pediatrician, and parents history is very important with relation to a child's health, too. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a child with cah?

How can you tell if you have a child with cah?

Newborn screening: Most states including Texas have screened for this disorder in newborns for years using the blood spots on a newborns exit testing. If you suspect this mignt have been missed, the kids doc cam certainly test for specific issues. ...Read more

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Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Is congenital adrenal problem like cah always serious and why?

Not always: Unless it's onset is with birth and associated with severe salt wasting ( that's why it's part of the newborn screen in all 50 states). It's carrier rate is quite common however, almost 1 in 40 so many people ate walking around without knowing they are carriers ! ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (Definition)

It is a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones. In most cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the adrenal glands don't produce enough cortisol. The production of two other classes of hormones also may be affected, including mineralocorticoids (for example, aldosterone) and ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more