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Natural Remedies Degenerative Bone Disease
Symptom relief: There is no cure since it is a genetic disease, but regular weight-bearing exercise to prevent bone loss, a diet rich in calcium and vitamin d, and sometimes even vitamin supplements will help. Bisphosphonates are a group of drungs that can increase bone density, but they have side effects. ...Read more
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
Protection: Protection against falls, eliminating (if possible) contributing medications, optimize calcium intake, use a bone protective agent (actonel or miacalcitonin) and assure adequate vitamin d. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother is 56 she is diagnosed with breast cancer with bone disease. Pls help with best treatment info?
See an oncologist: An oncologist can help decide if the cell type of breast cancer may respond to chemotherapy, as there are several types of breast cancer. Ask if there is a multidisciplinary team (several different specialists with interest in breast cancer) in your area that may discuss optimal treatment. ...Read more
S 1 l 5 degenerative bone disease const. Pain spin compresses and the pain is bad. Told not a cand. For surgery taking pain meds now have stronger meds?
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
Many: Depends on an accurate diagnosis and the bones involved. ...Read more
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
See details: Do you mean degenerative joint disease? If so, there are many options. I do not know what degenerative bone disease means. ...Read more
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
My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?
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
Should be done: Osteogenesis imperfecta is an abnormality in collagen 1 function, and so you are not able to make bones or other connective tissue structures correctly. This is why people often have "blue sclera" because the collagen is abnormal. Most cases are genetic, but a new mutation (not inherited) can be seen (about 35%). There are 8 major types, and these can be tested for. ...Read more
Severe cases evident: The more severe cases are evident before birth by ultrasound & or neonatal x-rays. Classification of lesser forms are based on age of first symptoms or specialized testing. My last case involved a skin biopsy and analysis of enzyme production in a specialty lab. Have your dr locate a genetics department at a med school or children's hospital if you want to pursue this testing. They can set it up. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: In the elderly (mainly) we refer to loss of bone structure as osteoporosis. Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to bad bone issues. Vitamin d deficiency and calcium defiency can lead to a problem called rickets which is associated with weakened bones, rare in the usa, but common in some developing countries. Other disorders can be listed as well. ...Read more
A rheumatologist: This is a doctor who specializes diseases of the bones ...Read more
Typical brittle bone disease is due to loss of mineralization of normal bone and can be diagnosed by regular x-rays. It is uncommon in men, in which case other diseases and conditions may be suspected, such as malabsorption, or other systemic disease.
In women, it is common after menopause. ...Read more
Uau: I am not sure what you are refering to! There are many diseases that affect a part of the body or an area of the body. So you can have a patient with localized rheumatoid arthritis, or sleroderma o a patient with Paget's that is exclusive of the bone. Or a patient can have a cancer with metastasis in an area of in several areas that are confined to one side of the body. This also holds true fo. ...Read more
Osteoporosis vs OI: Osteoporosis is when the bone becomes weak due to age and decreased calcium metabolism. The bone canal (central portion) becomes wide and thus the bone becomes weak. We usually see osteoporosis is postmenopausal women and older patients. Brittle bone disease is known as osteogenesis imperfecta and is a genetic disorder. ...Read more