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I'm a 32 yr old woman & I have super fragile bones. Every time I fall I either brake a bone and sprain something. Why is that? What should I do for it
Fragile bones: The goal is bone preservation and the sooner you diagnose this and manage it, the more likely you will have good bones when older. Bones are not easy to fix after years of bone loss. You would need a bone density study for starters. Contact your PCP. There are great treatments nowadays if there is something pathological going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Are there any medical conditions for children with fragile bones & uneven hips? My 12 y/o daughter has 2 have xrays n the morning, im concerned.
Not sure what u mean: Fragile bones? I am not sure what you mean by that? To some degrees ribs are fragile but they are also flexible and can bend and deform without fracture. This commonly occurs following breast augmentation and is of no consequence. However if you have severe osteomalacia/osteoporosis/osteopenia, then breast augmentation may not be adviseable. ...Read more
My results are in & I have a vitamin D deficiency.What are the symptoms besides muscle soreness and fragile bones for women?Cold feet? Fatigue?etc.?
Studies are underway: There is a lot of attention on vitamin D deficiency nowadays. Chronic pain and fatigue have been attributed to it by some. Cold feet is experienced by many people especially women. They are farthest from our hearts and most difficult to keep warm. There may not be any pathologic reason for it at all. ...Read more
A genetic disorder: Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that are composed of type i collagen are affected. There are many subtypes ranging in severity and associated comorbidities, but all include fragile bones. These patients usually have the most problems with fragile bones. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
DEXA: But may be un-necessary, dexa is the standard test for osteoporosis. Unless there is an underlying reason for a suspicion of brittle bones, i'd avoid the test until you are post menopausal (for females) or even older for males. Its expense and radiation for fairly low yield. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer