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Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Metabolic bone disease v. Osteoporosis, what's the difference?

Same thing: Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disease. There are many other metabolic bone diseases. Metabolic bone disease is a catagory of disease. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Can you tell me is osteoporosis a type of metabolic bone disease?

Can you tell me is osteoporosis a type of metabolic bone disease?

Yes: Osteoporosis is a treatable form of metabolic bone disease. Make sure you follow up with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone disease.?

Describe the features of bone disease.?

Too vague: The question is too vague. Need more details. Name of disease etc. Are you concerned about infection, primary bone tumors, tumors that have spread to bone or conditions that result in poor bone or abnormal bone composition such as osteoporosis ? ...Read more

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What are the different bone diseases?

Depends on age: SMalignant bone tumors begin in pre teens as PNET lesions ie Ewings sarcoma. This progress with age to osteogenic Sa .In older teens we see osteogenic sarcoma. Older people get enlarging lesions such as Pagets disease which converts to sarcoma. Cartilagenous tumors can be congenital or isolated as parostoeal chondrosarcomas. With many epithelial malgiancies tumors can spread to bone. ...Read more

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What are some bone diseases or disorders?

What are some bone diseases or disorders?

A lot of them : There are a lot of bone diseases/disorders known- from trauma, inflammatory process, infections, autoimmune disease, degenerative disorder, benign tumor, malignancy, etc. What is your specific question? ...Read more

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What bone diseases start with the letter m?

M?: M = metabolic disease? M= metastatic cancer? That's what i see most often. I'm not sure asking this question is helpful on healthtap. Finding out what the diagnosis is will likely be more meaningful than asking the medical community to perform a guessing game. ...Read more

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What are they and describe several bone diseases?

No short answer: There are literally hundreds of primary bone or systemic (whole body) disorders that can affect bone formation, metabolism, maintenance. There are just as many benign and malignant tumors that can arise in or affect bone. Expertise in bone diseases crosses many specialties as well quite a few textbooks. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Bone Diseases (Definition)

Bone diseases are conditions affecting bones that include a large range of issues including weakening of ...Read more