Hi I have approached members of this forum for advice before and you have all been very helpful, so I'm back for a bit more advice or reassurance.
My son was diagnosed last year with coeliac disease and he has been maintaining a strictly GF diet, he has IBS-d resulting from a long period between symptoms beginning and his diagnosis, resulting in severe anxiety which is now being treated with a low dose of amtryptilene. He seems to be steadily improving.
He had a dexa scan last November and his GP has managed to finally get the results from the hospital which indicate that he has osteopenia, his GP says he has a low risk of fracture due to his age (21) and that he does not require any medication at present.
I was wondering if anyone else had had a similar diagnosis and how they coped with it.
He was found to be low in Vit D so he has been supplementing that and other general multivitamins.
I have said we can have a general look at foods he could eat to increase calcium in his diet when he is home next week as I am aware that dairy foods are not necessarily the best due to their poor absorption rate.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.