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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Bone Diseases

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...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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Is there a cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

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Is there a cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Unfortunately no: There is no cure for osteoporosis and no cure for paget's disease of the bone. Osteoporosis is part of the aging process, wear and tear- no we have not found any fountain of youth yet. Medication is available to help osteoporosis and paget's disease of the bone- that is intended to help relief bony pain, and for other indication- ie. Abnormal blood test etc. Please discuss w/ your md in detail. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Can there be any cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Yes: Paget's disease and osteoporosis are typically treated with the same type of meds called bisphosphonate. However, treatment for pagets requires a higher dosage and can send the disease into remission. ...Read more

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What are the different bone diseases?

What are the different bone diseases?

Depends on age: SMalignant bone tumors begin in pre teens as PNET lesions ie Ewings sarcoma. This progress with age to osteogenic Sa .In older teens we see osteogenic sarcoma. Older people get enlarging lesions such as Pagets disease which converts to sarcoma. Cartilagenous tumors can be congenital or isolated as parostoeal chondrosarcomas. With many epithelial malgiancies tumors can spread to bone. ...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 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

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


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Bone Diseases (Definition)

Bone diseases are conditions affecting bones that include a large range of issues including weakening of ...Read more