Advertisement

What should I know about caring for a child with juvenile osteoporosis?

You should know that your child has every chance of a complete recovery from juvenile osteoporosis given time to build new, stronger bone. Be patient and listen to the doctor's suggestions regarding dietary supplementation and physical therapy. Make sure your child has adequate exposure to sunlight, in order to produce more vitamin D. If your child's condition allows it, introduce gentle weight-bearing activity such as walking together as a family. Your child may have difficulty walking due to bone loss; in this case, you may want to introduce a pair of crutches. This is normal and likely to be only temporary.

Continue Learning about Osteoporosis

Get Kids Moving for Bone Health
Get Kids Moving for Bone Health
Millions of vegetable-avoiding, youthful, 60- to 125-pound children and teens are glued to digital screens and TVs, as their young skeletons fail to b...
Read More
What is secondary osteoporosis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Secondary osteoporosis is osteoporosis caused by other disorders or drugs. Some disorders that can l...
More Answers
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked
Get the facts and learn how to protect your bone health.
Start Slideshow
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths Debunked
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths Debunked

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.