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Posts Tagged ‘osteoporosis’

Coeliac Disease: New research indicates it is a silent cause of bone loss

By Jocelyn Tan • October 7th, 2015

Preliminary findings from the Keogh Institute’s study into osteoporosis and coeliac disease have been presented at the Australasian Menopause Society’s 2015 conference. The study has reaffirmed that coeliac disease can act silently and present via other medical conditions. Although it is considered that people with coeliac disease should be presented via gastric symptoms, our study found this not to be the case. In fact, nearly half of our participants with coeliac disease did not recognise any symptoms prior to diagnosis. When coeliac disease continues untreated damage occurs to the digestive system which prevents nutrients from being absorbed. This chronic malabsorption can result in a […]

Volunteers needed to investigate the link between coeliac disease and osteoporosis

By Jocelyn Tan • May 10th, 2015

Researchers at the Keogh Institute for Medical Research are looking for volunteers to help them explore the link between coeliac disease and osteoporosis. People with coeliac disease are known to be at increased risk of osteoporosis due to their poor absorption of nutrients. There is little known however about the effect of coeliac disease on osteoporosis and its treatments once it has developed. This may mean that people with osteoporosis and coeliac disease are being given inappropriate treatments or that their bones continue to deteriorate despite treatment. To help to fill this gap, the Keogh Institute is doing a survey […]

Unrecognised health problems in people with Down’s Syndrome

By Jocelyn Tan • March 19th, 2014
Unrecognised health problems in people with Down’s Syndrome

As the ability to treat problems associated with Down’s syndrome has improved, the life of people with Down’s syndrome has improved remarkably. Yet many people with Down’s syndrome have health problems that are either unidentified or not being treated correctly. Being vigilant in managing the healthcare of a person with Down’s syndrome can optimise not only their physical health but also their mental and social wellbeing. Some common problems that are overlooked in the health of people with Down’s syndrome are: Thyroid problems Thyroid issues occur in around 10% of people with Down’s syndrome. Most people with Down’s syndrome have […]