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Doctor insights on: Endocrine Bone Diseases In Children

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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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What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

None: While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? ...Read more

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What bone diseases start with the letter m?

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 bone diseases you can be born with?

There are so many: Achondroplasia (dwarf), osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones, fragilitas ossium)
osteopetrosis (marble bone disease, osteosclerosis) hereditary multiple exotosis (osteochondromatosis) osteochondromatosis of radius and ulna.
Osteochondromatosis of humerus. Cartilage-capped solitary osteochondroma of rib. Enchondromatosis (ollier's disease). ...Read more

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Paget's disease of bone is a type of cancer?

Paget's disease of bone is a type of cancer?

No: Paget's disease is a disorder of abnormal bone remodeling. We all lose and build none everyday. In paget's, there's more building than losing, but in an abnormal structure, which makes the bone unstable and prone to breaking. There is often a lot of blood flow to the areas involved and so it can be red and hot. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between heart and bone diseases?

Is there any relation between heart and bone diseases?

Genetic associations: To name some: there are lysosomal storage disease and hurler's syndrome which can affect both heart and bones. Patients with turner's syndrome are born with bone dysplasia and quite often cardiac defects. Tuberous sclerosis may affect heart and bones also. ...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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Are there alternative therapies for paget's disease of bone?

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PDOB: Bisphoshonates many times are used for Paget's disease of the bones if it is symptomatic- pain etc, and /or if elevation of alkaline phosphatase/or serum calcium. It can relieve the pain and hopefully slow down the rapid turn over of the 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 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

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What is the definition or description of: Bone diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Bone diseases?

See below: Any disease process that affects the skeletal system. Some can be metabolic, such as osteoporosis; others can be infectious, inflammatory, traumatic, or congenital. ...Read more

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How do bone diseases work? Do they just degrade your bones?

Varies: There are multiple disease processes that can involve the bone. Many are metabolic and affect the rate and manner on which bone is formed; osteoporosis and osteomalacia are two examples. Endocrinologists are among the specialists that treat many forms of bone diseases if you need evaluation, as do rheumatologist and some orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of bone?

What is the definition or description of: Paget's disease of bone?

See below: Paget's disease is a condition in which the normal turnover and remodeling of bone is disrupted. This results in dense, sometimes brittle and sclerotic bone to form that can cause both bone pain and fragility. ...Read more

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What bone diseases are caused by an epidermis being a completely effective barrier to uv rays?

What bone diseases are caused by an epidermis being a completely effective barrier to uv rays?

Rickets: The classic answer is rickets, which is a disease of bone due to severe vitamin d deficiency caused by low dietary consumption and low sunlight exposure. Historically rickets is a disease that affects darkly pigmented individuals. As other, more subtle functions of vitamin d are being described and sunscreen is more widely used, vitamin d levels below recommended levels are becoming more common. ...Read more

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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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Bone Diseases (Definition)

Any disease process that affects the skeletal system. Some can be metabolic, such as osteoporosis; others can be infectious, ...Read more