Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Types of Bone Diseases

Types of Bone Diseases

The bones along with the muscles form the framework over which the rest of the body is supported. Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. However we need to be aware that they are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D and exercise.

There are many kinds of bone problems:
* Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break
* Rickets – Due to Vitamin D deficiency in kids
* Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
* Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
* Bone disease can make bones easy to break
* Bones can also develop cancer
* Spine disease due to degtenerative changes, poor posture etc. may lead to neurological problems including paralysis
* Infections in the bone like osteomylelitis can be very difficult to treat.
* Other bone diseases are caused by poor nutrition, genetic factors or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

It is important that you are evaluated by an orthopedician so that appropriate tests can be done and treatment given for all types of bone diseases.

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