Jump to content

Do you want up to date information about Scleroderma? Check out our Medical pages at www.sclero.org for all your Scleroderma questions!


Patients with Scleroderma (SSc) May Have Increased Risk of Osteoporosis

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 janey


    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,118 posts
  • Location:New Mexico

Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:50 AM

Patients with Scleroderma (SSc) May Have Increased Risk of Osteoporosis.

A Comparison to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Noninflammatory Musculoskeletal Conditions. Increasing the awareness to order bone mineral density measurements in patients with SSc may be warranted based on our results, especially for older patients.Sai Yan Yuen. J Rheumatol. April 15 2008. (Also see: Osteoporosis)

This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on Scleroderma and other related articles.
Janey Willis
ISN Support Specialist
(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster
(Retired) ISN News Director
(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#2 Sweet


    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,890 posts

Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:57 AM

Wow, what a bummer. Taking calcium is one of the things I can hardly EVER remember to do, it really bothers my tummy!
Warm and gentle hugs,

ISN Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#3 Alice02


    Senior Bronze Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts

Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:47 AM

I am the perfect example for that. I was diagnosed with Crest Scleroderma (connective disease disorder) about thirty years and took five years to get diagnosed. Now I have severe osteoporosis, due to the excessive use of corticosteroid over the years. I was taken Actonel and my Gastroenterologist asked to stop taking it, because it worsts my acid reflux. I’m trying now to get calcium from other sources.

Much love