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brittle bone disease ..advice any treatment?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
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 sometimes even vitamin supplements will help. Bisphosphonates are a group of drungs that can increase bone density, but they have side effects.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can brittle bone disease be fatal?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes it could be: Some new born die during delivery because they have so many fractures during delivery. (osteogenesis imperfecta).
A 36-year-old member asked:

Look kind of like eds pictures so should I be getting tested for brittle bone disease or something?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes get diagnose: What type of the disease you have and take all the precaution for it.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How is one tested for brittle bone disease and what is it?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Osteogenesis OI: There are at least eight recognized forms of osteogenesis imperfecta, check with your medical doctor he will guide though that for that.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for brittle bone disease?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Symtomtic treatment: We have to treat people according the fractures they have.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Getting tested for brittle bone disease?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
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 correctly. This is why people often have "blue sclera" because the collagen is abnormal. Most cases are genetic, but a new mutation (not inherited) can be seen (about 35%). There are 8 major types, and these can be tested for.

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