What mineral deficiency or toxicity may she have? (4 points)

 

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Mrs Smith is 75 years old when she goes for her physical checkup. The doctor notices…

Mrs Smith is 75 years old when she goes for her physical checkup. The doctor notices her height has went from 5’3” to 5’1” over the past few years. She reports she is lactose intolerant, cannot have dairy and does not like green vegetables. She also states that while she has no contraindications to exercise, she does not get much physical activity. The doctor decides to send her for a DXA scan.

What mineral deficiency or toxicity may she have? (4 points)

What led you to that conclusion? (4 points)

Why did her doctor send her for a DXA scan? (4 points)

What diet and lifestyle recommendations would you make for Mrs. Smith? (4 points)

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