How Do Gastrointestinal Disorders Affect Our Bones?

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Bone Fragility in Gastrointestinal Disorders

Calcium, vitamins, and other nutrients can have a huge impact on our bone health. Equally important is our body's ability to absorb each of these. This means people with gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, and other general gastric disorders, may need to follow different guidelines for their bone health.

This article, recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, outlines the current research and medical guidelines on the impact of gastrointestinal disorders on bone health and osteoporosis.

In particular, the article notes that IBD and celiac disease are generally recognized as associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis. It also mentions that infections from a specific gut bacteria (Helicobacter pylori) are associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis.

If you have any of the above gastrointestinal disorders, make sure you discuss how it can impact your bone health with your doctor.

Check out the complete study for more details:
Bone Fragility in Gastrointestinal Disorders
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