Mar 22, 2020
Dear friends,   Just wanted to post a little update.  On Tuesday, I had another DEXA bone scan to check up on the osteopenia, and then I saw my endocrinologist right afterwards.  Sadly, I have more bone loss in my hips.  And because of my hypoparathyroidism (caused by the mitochondrial disease), I’m not able to absorb calcium and vitamin D which is vital for bones.  In other words, the parathyroid gland is what activates vitamin D so that it can be used by the body.  So she ordered a bunch of labs again to check my parathyroid (PTH) level, activated vitamin D level (which is [...]
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