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What are the treatment options for juvenile osteoporosis?

Juvenile osteoporosis usually goes away on its own. If a child has developed osteoporosis as a result of taking a drug to treat another condition, the doctor may be able to find an alternative drug or reduce the dosage. Regardless of the cause, it is important to protect a child's fragile bones until they return to normal strength. The child may be asked to limit risky physical activity such as climbing or contact sports. In addition, physical therapy or crutches may be needed in the short-term. Also, making sure the child has a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is a good idea.

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