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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

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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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

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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 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?

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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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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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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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?

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 can Paget's disease of bone be treated?

How can Paget's disease of bone be treated?

See details: Mild cases may not require treatment. For the patients needing treatment, many of the meds used to treat osteoporosis will also treat pagets. I generally use Reclast (zoledronic acid) but there are other choices. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of bone?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of bone?

Not very much to: Start. Most people who have paget's disease of bone experience no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common complaint is bone pain.
Pelvis. Paget's disease of bone in the pelvis can cause hip pain.Skull. An overgrowth of bone in the skull can cause hearing loss or headaches.
And others see the link below. ...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