After being diagnosed with osteoporosis I tried to find out 'why'. It turns out that after the menopause women who take AEDs should also be given a Vit D supplement, this is because after the menopause women do not have oestrogen in their body to counteract the effect of AEDs in reducing absorbtion of Vit D. And without Vit D a body cannot really absorb calcium. And without calcium your bones get 'brittle'. This is a word of warning - you do not have to get osteoporosis even if you take AEDs IF you also take Vit D supplements.
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