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Bone disease is considered any affliction that involves the skeletal system. Bone diseases can be very serious, and require prompt and effective treatment. Bone diseases types: Acromegaly, Bones pain, Fractures, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Pagets disease.

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Acromegaly disease is a common effect of excessive growth hormone (HGH) levels. Growth hormones are produced by the pituitary gland. Irregularity in this gland may result to overproduction of growth hormones which then leads to Acromegaly. It is often found in twenty-something individuals but the symptoms may occur at any point in life. #acromegaly  #bonediseases #medicalook

Acromegaly - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

The use of medication meant to get in the way of growth hormones production and tumor size reduction is often administered before and after surgery. SSAs or Somatostatin analogs are usually prescribed to reduce the size of the tumor before surgery. It is also found as an effective backup remedy if surgery does not cure the problem completely. The common goals of the medical treatments for Acromegaly include regulation of hormone production, to offer relief from the pressure that the…

Bone pains can be the result of fractures stemming from various traumas, such as sports or car accidents, others may be caused by diseases such as cancer that may metastasize or spread to a person’s bones. Whatever the case, bone pain is a cause for alarm and requires immediate medical attention. #bonepains  #bonediseases #medicalook

Bones pain - Symptoms of bones pain - Prognosis - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Bones pain occurs when a person starts to experience tenderness, aching and discomfort in one or more of their bones. Bone pain is less common compared to muscle and joint pains. Treatment for the causes of bone pain may vary depending on the diagnosis. In most cases, bone pain itself may be treated with antibiotics in cases of infection, anti-inflammatory medication to relieve tenderness and swelling, hormone therapy, and pain relievers.

Fractures occur as a result of traumas caused by falls, car accidents, or injuries from playing sports. Sometimes fractures may be a result of diseases such as osteoporosis, a condition characterized by “porous” bones, osteogenesis imperfecta, and some types of cancer. Overuse may also lead to stress fractures, which are manifested by miniature cracks appearing on the surface of the bone. #fractures  #bonefractures #bonediseases #medicalook

Fractures - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

A fracture is a medical condition that occurs when a person’s bones are subject to cracks or breakage. While fractures are known as broken bones, the term “break” does not form part of the medical terminology used in orthopedics.

Osteomalacia most commonly occurs in adults who are dark-skinned or have an unbalanced diet. In most cases, Osteomalacia shares many of the symptoms of the bone degenerative disease osteoporosis, except that the former is caused by a mineralization defect in the bone's osteoid, its main protein framework, which results from a vitamin D deficiency. #osteomalacia #bonediseases #medicalook

Osteomalacia - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Treating Osteomalacia will depend on the factors that cause the disease. If Osteomalacia stems from a Vitamin D deficiency, treatment may be composed of increased sunlight exposure, a diet rich in foods containing Vitamin D, and daily supplements of this vitamin, as well as calcium. In some cases, an injection of Vitamin D may be given intravenously. Children with X-lined hypophosphatemic rickets are given supplements rich in calcitrol and phosphate, as well as subject to regular medical…

Osteoporosis is caused by poor bone density. A decrease in bone density is caused by a lack of calcium, phosphorus, and other chemicals and minerals required for bone strength. Bones afflicted with osteoporosis are subject to becoming brittle which break easily as well as hinder a patient’s ability to stand, walk, or be active for long periods of time. #osteoporosis #bonediseases #medicalook

Osteoporosis - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Hormone therapy is usually the typical treatment prescribed for osteoporosis. However, many physicians are trying alternative approaches to hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in the lives of many patients. Changes such as increased physical activity, dietary changes, and supplemental alterations can help the bones regain their strength and use the appropriate nutrients for bone building. Medications the deal directly with calcium absorption and the…

Paget’s Disease is defined as a metabolic bone disease where the bones are destroyed and then experience re-growth, creating abnormalities. In Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as much as 5% of the elderly population is diagnosed with Paget’s disease. There is speculation as to why there is a higher intensity in these regions without any actual evidence or reasonable explanation. #pagets #pagetsdisease #bonediseases #medicalook

Pagets disease - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Treatment options include drug therapies which are designed to target the bone’s breakdown rates, usually biophosphonates. Biophosphonates include etidronate, alendronate, pamidronate, tiludronate, and risedronate. Other medications may be effective for those who can not tolerate biophosphonates. Localized Paget’s disease that is not active and is not showing evidence of symptoms may not require any kind of treatment.

Risk factors for bone diseases can include chronic medication, blood disorders, disease, steroid use, radiation treatments or chemotherapy, pancreatitis, and heredity factors. Many patients who are diagnosed with bone diseases have no risk factors. #bonediseases #medicalook

Bone diseases - symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Bone disease is considered any affliction that involves the skeletal system. Bone diseases can be very serious, and require prompt and effective treatment. Bone diseases can be very painful and can rob the patient of mobility and independence. Treatments may include surgical procedures to protect the bones from damage, deformity, or alignment issues, medications, physical therapy, joint replacement, wheelchair confinement, mobility assistance devices, splinting, bracing, rodding, core…