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Prevent Erosion Of Bones Inflammatory Diseases
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
The brittle bones disease runs in the family. So how can I prevent it happening to me when I get to be in my 20s?
Let me help: Oi is caused by a genetic defect. Overall, any person with oi has a 50% chance of passing the disease to his or her children. Through genetic counseling, oi can be prevented from being passed from one generation to another.Problems related to oi can be reduced or prevented by a healthy lifestyle with exercise and good nutrition. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, which may weaken bon. ...Read more
HLA+, ESR-, CRP-, Ana-, CCP-. Went thru MRI which said inflammation sacrolities with acute erosion of illiac bone. What to make of it? Is it curable?
HLA B27 : Your description fits in with hla b27 positive spondyloarthropathy which primarily affects spine, si joints and larger peripheral joints such as hip and knees. It is an inflammatory joint disease and needs to be thorough evaluated and aggressive treatment initiated by a rheumatilogist . Sacro iliac joint x-ray shows inflammation of sacro iliac joint called sacroilitis ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How common is bone erosion? What could possibilities be for change over a months time on xrays? Was the tip of coccyx but now halfway up sacrum eroded
Context matters: Whoever ordered the X-rays should be answering your questions. It does not matter what it could be or how likely it is. What matters is what it is and how to treat. If your doctors don't know yet, they certainly will be working to find out the cause. If they haven't told you anything yet, it could be they don't know yet. If they do know, they will tell the patient or his/her designee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When there is erosion or scalloping of bone because of a 2 cm tarlov cyst at S2, does this mean cyst should be surgically removed at this stage?
My left index finger looks like a clubbed finger. It is very painful and looks as though there has been erosion of the bone on xray. What causes this?
See a dentist first: The dentist will determine the amount of bone loss present and can treat accordingly. There may be other issues present like cavities or infection. If the gum disease is severe then you will probably be referred to a periodontist. The dentist is the first place to start. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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