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Doctor insights on: Degenerative Bone Disease Symptoms

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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


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I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

Spine or extremities: Degenerative disease is commonly misunderstood it does not relate to bone rather the supporting structures such cartilage or in case of spine the discs height loss to disc deteriotion is common after 40 si it is important to preserve supporting structures such as ligaments bone and muscle maintain core body strength. Stay flexible [yoga] and maintain bone strength with calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

See below.: Degenerative joint disease, as the wear and tear affects the joints. Multiple options; starting with pain meds, like the nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis, weight reduction, daily exercises to not only keep wt down but strengthen the muscles which moves the joints, using assistive devices like a cane/stick, crutches/walker; stronger pain meds and if nothing works the surgery. Trip to a dr would help. ...Read more

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What types of rare metabolic bone diseases could keep the growth plates from closing? What types of symptoms would help identify if you have them?

What types of rare metabolic bone diseases could keep the growth plates from closing? What types of symptoms would help identify if you have them?

Different diseases: This seems like a more complicated question than can be answered on this forum. I would suggest you talk to your Primary Care Physician or an orthopedic doctor if you feel as though there is something going on with you, or at least list some of the symptoms you are having to help get a better answer. ...Read more

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Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

No: An employer can not ask a direct ? About your medical health. If you have to undergo a physical for your job that changes the information you must reveal. ...Read more

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My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

Perhaps: Tramadol is a pain reliever that is effective for some folks without being habit forming. It does not "fix" the condition. Often there is no cure, but depending on the exact condition, the drug may be a good part of a program to keep you active. ...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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Bone Diseases (Definition)

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