Bone Health for All with SMA
Anyone with SMA is at risk of thinning of the bones (osteopenia) and fractures. Annual scans or bone mineral density studies are recommended to monitor bone density. Vitamin D blood levels should also be monitored annually and supplements should be taken if this is low or if someone has osteopenia. Calcium supplementation may also be advised. If someone is having frequent fractures, they may be given medications (bisphosphonates) to increase their bone density.
Annual scans or Bone Mineral Density studies are recommended to monitor bone density