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Doctor insights on: What Is Degenerative Bone Disease

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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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What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

What are potential treatments for degenerative bone disease?

See below.: 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

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I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

I have a degenerative bone disease. Is there any way to restore my bones?

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

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Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

Do I have to reveal that I have degenerative bone disease during a job interview?

No: 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

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My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

My doctor has been prescribing to me 300mg tramadol per day for osteoarthritis and degenerative bone disease. Will this be effective in treating it?

Perhaps: Tramadol is a pain reliever that is effective for some folks without being habit forming. It does not "fix" the condition. Often there is no cure, but depending on the exact condition, the drug may be a good part of a program to keep you active. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone disease.?

Describe the features of bone disease.?

Too vague: The question is too vague. Need more details. Name of disease etc. Are you concerned about infection, primary bone tumors, tumors that have spread to bone or conditions that result in poor bone or abnormal bone composition such as osteoporosis? ...Read more

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How do you cure a bone disease quickly?

How do you cure a bone disease quickly?

No quick fix: There are many different kinds of bone diseases (breaks, infections, weaknesses & metabolic problems, to name a few), but bone grows and heals slowly, so it will always take time to heal. Most important is to have correct diagnosis and treatment started as soon as possible, good nutrition and start exercising once your doctor says it is safe to do so. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which bone disease affects one side of your body?

Please clarify: What do you mean by bone disease? Is there a test you had that showed something abnormal? ...Read more

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What bone disease affects only one side of your body?

Fibrous dysplasia: Multifocal fibrous dysplasia can affect just one side of the body. Along with abnormal areas of pigmentation and endocrine dysfunction this is known as mccune-albright syndrome. ...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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What's a doctor that specializes in bone disease called?

Depends: Depends on type of disease. Could be orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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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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 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

Dr. Michael Thompson
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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