What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

Two different things. Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards.

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What are the causes of brittle bones?

Low Collagen. Low levels of collagen characterize type i brittle bone disease. This type is the most frequently occurring and the least severe. Bones are likely to break easily before the onset of puberty. As well, those with type i are prone to scoliosis, extreme curvature of the spine, and may need to wear a brace as teenagers to correct the curve. Read more...

I'm wondering what diseases cause brittle bones?

See below. This is a congenital bone disorder referred to as osteogenesis and imperfect a . People with oi are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of type-i collagen. Read more...

Can hypothyroidism cause brittle bones?

If uncontrolled. Thyroid hormone has a very clear and important role in bone metabolism. Unless treated with thyroid hormone supplementation, hypothyroidism can indeed affect bone density and stregnth. Read more...

What is most brittle bones?

A genetic disorder. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a group of disorders that cause bone fragility due to an error in the genetic code for type i collagen. All tissues that are composed of type i collagen are affected. There are many subtypes ranging in severity and associated comorbidities, but all include fragile bones. These patients usually have the most problems with fragile bones. Read more...

How do I know if I have brittle bones?

Frequent fractures. People who suffered from brittle bones will have a higher incidence of fractures that occurr after minimal stress or trauma. Ask your doctor if this is a recurring theme. Read more...
DEXA. But may be un-necessary, dexa is the standard test for osteoporosis. Unless there is an underlying reason for a suspicion of brittle bones, i'd avoid the test until you are post menopausal (for females) or even older for males. Its expense and radiation for fairly low yield. Read more...

What medical condition goes with brittle bones?

A lot (sorry) Slight spinal curvature, loose joints, poor muscle tone, discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), early loss of hearing in some children, slight protrusion of the eyes, respiratory problems and others. Read more...

How many types of brittle bones conditions are there?

6 kinds. Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen. There are six different types of brittle bone disease. The last two types, type v and type vi have been recently identified. Read more...