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what can cause brittle bones?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Brittle bones: Lack of ossification or vitamin d such as in osteoporosis, or tumor invading bone.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Two different things: Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of brittle bones?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Low Collagen: Low levels of collagen characterize type i brittle bone disease. This type is the most frequently occurring and the least severe. Bones are likely to break easily before the onset of puberty. As well, those with type i are prone to scoliosis, extreme curvature of the spine, and may need to wear a brace as teenagers to correct the curve.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have brittle bones?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Frequent fractures: People who suffered from brittle bones will have a higher incidence of fractures that occurr after minimal stress or trauma. Ask your doctor if this is a recurring theme.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there an association between brittle bones and smoking?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Osteoporosis: Yes it is a risk factor for brittle bones, osteoporosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering what diseases cause brittle bones?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: This is a congenital bone disorder referred to as osteogenesis and imperfect a . People with oi are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of type-i collagen.

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