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Are there any preventative measures for Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease?

Are there any preventative measures for Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease?

Likely not: Crohns disease is an autoimmune disease, the major component is likely genetic, no clear evidence of specific environmental triggers or behaviors that cause it. ...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


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Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Yes: Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

Does bone metabolic activity and inflammation stop when you start taking bisophanates?

No: Your bone is always doing something metabolic. Osteoclasts build it up. Osteoblasts break it down. Bisphosphonates shift the balance toward buliding. If they are causing inflammation it should stop after you're off the drug for a while. ...Read more

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What are benefits of metabolic training?

What are benefits of metabolic training?

Several: You reduce the risk of overuse injuries. You will burn more calories during and after exercise. It also cuts your workout time in half. Metabolic training combines ideas from different forms of exercise: weights, calisthenics and doesn't require any fancy equipment. ...Read more

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What is the function of lacunae in bone?

Blood vessels: It is used for blood vessels for nutrient and gas exchange. It is also for bone marrow to interface with the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are metabolic reasons to become seizured?

What are metabolic reasons to become seizured?

Metabolic seizures: These are metabolic causes of seizures:
very high or low blood glucose,
alcohol withdrawal,
infections such as meningitis,
very high or low sodium, potassium or calcium,
medications such as wellbutrin (bupropion) ...Read more

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I was wondering what are congenital metabolic errors?

I was wondering what are congenital metabolic errors?

Errors in code: We are born with detailed information in our dna (genes) that direct the formation of the specific protein, fat and sugar structures needed for our body to function. If/when there is a mutation in the genes, that information can be changed to the point it will not work. The enzymes or co factors are lost and the system breaks down. There are thousands of these potential errors, pku is a common one. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blastic and lytic lesions on bone?

Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense (sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more

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I have pain in both my shoulders and the bone of my tiptoe?

I have pain in both my shoulders and the bone of my tiptoe?

Heads, shoulders...: Although there are some conditions that can cause pain in widespread joints, it is possible that your toe pain has nothing to do with your shoulder pain. See your primary care physician- a complete history and physical will help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What's a bone spur?

What's a bone spur?

Likely bony spur.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. They are important to note since they can be near nerves, etc. And may have to be removed. ...Read more

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Sesmoid bone injury?

Sesmoid bone injury?

Arthritis or fractur: Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation of the sesamoid apparatus, which is located in the forefoot
most patients will describe a deep achy and sharp pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe with every step taken. It will be difficult to perform many weight bearing activities. Most patients do not have pain when at rest.
Could be treated by consevatie means.
Or surgical means. ...Read more

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What do bones store?

Blood, ca, po4: The cortex stores calcium, and phosphorus. The medullary space stores stem cells, and blood cells and the various cell lines in between ...Read more

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What is bone fusion?

What is bone fusion?

Making 2 bones 1: Typically a bone fusion is done for an arthritic joint. The cartilage from the joint is removed and the 2 ends of the bone are put together. When they heal, they fuse together and make one bone. Some times more complex fusion are performed with multiple bones. This is a great operation for pain relief, but motion is lost at the fusion site. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs: Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it (surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is a bone island?

What is a bone island?

Not tropical island.: A bone island is an incidental finding of an x-ray demonstrating one type of bone, typically cortical, growing inside another type of bone, typically cancellous. A bone island is also called an enostosis. ...Read more

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What's a bone scan for?

What's a bone scan for?

Bone metabolism: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radio tracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase (5-10 min) and late phase (2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased activity is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones. Bone scan very sensitive but not specific. ...Read more

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What causes bone tumors?

What causes bone tumors?

Preexisting lesion: Presence of pre existing lesions such as multiple cartilage tumors may result with one transforming to chondrosarcoma. The closer to the pelvis the greater the incidence. Other bone lesions when enlarging such as dysplasias or giant cell tumors as preexisting lesions may result in malignant transformation. ...Read more

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Can a bone fusion break?

Can a bone fusion break?

More info needed: Need more information to answer your question. Are u talking about a cervical or lumbar fusion? A congenitally fused vertebra? An ankle or subtalar fusion, wrist, finger... Etc. Was there an injury involved, have you had increasing pain? Need more information to give you a reasonable answer! ...Read more

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What is a bone scan for?

What is a bone scan for?

Cancer or pain: Usually in adults it is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures and other bone problems. ...Read more

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Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone: Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more

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How to make bones strong?

Strong bones.: We can work to keep our bones strong through a combination of weight-bearing exercise, calcium supplementation and vitamin D supplementation ...Read more

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Why's bone mass important?

Why's bone mass important?

It's a bank account: We stop adding to our bone mass by the end of our late 20's/early 30's. After that it is a slow decrease in bone mass. Bone mass can decrease to the point where you bone breaks under relatively normal loads. This is commonly known as osteoporosis/fragility fractures and can happen in the hip, wrists, and spine. It is important to maintain as much bone mass as possible to avoid those fractures. ...Read more

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When are the bones fused?

When are the bones fused?

Arthritis.: Bone are fused if a person is experiencing significant arthritic pain. ...Read more

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Why do we get bone spurs?

Increase surface: Bone spurs at the origin or insertion of a tendon come from irritation and constant traction
around a joint, spurs occur from your body trying to increase the surface area of the joint. ...Read more

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How does a bone scan work?

How does a bone scan work?

Images calcium metab: Usually in adults the bone scan is used to detect metastatic cancer. It also is frequently used to evaluate for possible stress fractures in people with bone pain. There are many additional uses. It works by injecting a tracer that is taken up in bone similar to calcium. The small amount of radioactivity is then imaged with a camera (gamma or pet) utilizing fluorescence from the crystal. ...Read more

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What is bone conditioning?

Not clear: Not sure what you mean when you say bone conditioning? If you mean keeping your bones strong, an active lifestyle, healthy diet, adequate vitamin d and calcium in addition to sunlight are all helpful in maintaining healthy bones. ...Read more

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What affects bone density?

Genes, hormones: Bone density is determined initially by inherited genes, If a parent has low bone density there is a 50% chance each child may also. In women estrogen deficiency causes bone loss. In men testosterone deficiency causes bone loss. Vitamin D deficiency results in poor absorption of calcium and causes bone loss and/or poorly mineralized bone. Steroids, excess alcohol and cigarettes also. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs treated?

How are bone spurs treated?

Few options...: If bone spurs do not cause pain or mechanical issues for a patient then they can stay right where they are with no treatment. If painful, physical thearpy/ stretching of the structures surronding the spur, or ani-inflammatories may be helpful in relieving symptoms, but the only way to get rid of a spur is surgical excision. ...Read more

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When my bones stop growing?

Bones and growth: Your bones stop growing when you stop growing, at the end of puberty, typically teen age years. Bones continue to remodel throughout life, however they will not grow any longer. ...Read more

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Can you regain bone density?

Can you regain bone density?

Yes: Adequate nutrition and weight bearing exercise, adequate calcium and vit d intake, and some prescription drugs (teriparitide, . ..) can help you regain bone density. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone spur?

What exactly is a bone spur?

A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain. ...Read more

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What makes bone get thinner?

Lack of use: Weight bearing resistive exercises prevent this.

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Are isotope bone scans safe?

Are isotope bone scans safe?

Very safe: Injection of isotope technetium 99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include sometimes some bleeding from injection site. Isotope usually does not cause any allergic reaction. Lie down on table with cameras taking images of skeleton. Relax. ...Read more

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How to make my bones heavier?

How to make my bones heavier?

Osteoporosis: My guess is you're trying to ask the treatment for osteoporosis. Have you had a bone density study and were diagnosed of osteoporosis.? I would recommend that you should consult your physician and have one of these studies done if you're concerned about bone density. If your bone density is found to be low, there are medication that your doctor can prescribe for this condition. ...Read more