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does calcitriol help with brittle bone disease

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteoporosis: In the elderly (mainly) we refer to loss of bone structure as osteoporosis. Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to bad bone issues. Vitamin d deficien ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Golberg
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteoporosis: Typical brittle bone disease is due to loss of mineralization of normal bone and can be diagnosed by regular x-rays. It is uncommon in men , in which ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it could be: Some new born die during delivery because they have so many fractures during delivery. (osteogenesis imperfecta).
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are several different genetic forms of this disorder. The most severe are born with respiratory insufficiency due to multiple rib fractures and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Severe cases evident: The more severe cases are evident before birth by ultrasound & or neonatal x-rays.Classification of lesser forms are based on age of first symptoms or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Symptom relief: There is no cure since it is a genetic disease, but regular weight-bearing exercise to prevent bone loss, a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, and so ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They are the same - caused by a genetic mutation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Should be done: Osteogenesis imperfecta is an abnormality in collagen 1 function, and so you are not able to make bones or other connective tissue structures correctl ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
??: Not really sure what you mean if it is osteogenesis imperfecta the answer is no if it osteoporosis or it's lesser cousin osteopenia the answer i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Brittle Bone Disease: Brittle bone disease is known as osteogenesis imperfecta. There are several different forms of oi.
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