Thursday, February 21, 2013

Do You Know About Bone Genetic Diseases?

Genetic Bone Diseases have some common characteristics?

Although doctors claim that these diseases are somewhat rare, there are a few similar factors among all of them.

Most common forms of bone diseases are known to:

• Alter of the proportion of body; results in uneven or shortened limbs, but a regular-sized head.
• Increase or decrease bone density.
• Alter the strength of the bone.
• Alter bone shapes; causing them to either shorten or bend (bowing).

Some tumors can appear on the bones caused by Genetic Diseases. Additionally, pain and regular bone fractures are related with these diseases.

Symptoms of Bone Disease are in following

There may be no symptoms or may be very obvious symptoms depending upon the type of bone disease.

Some very common symptoms can be easily identified for the bone disease. Two common symptoms are:

• Bone Pain - You may experience pains in the affected bone. The pain may start out as slight, but may get more severe as the disease advances.
• Fractures - If you tend to fracture your bones a lot, especially after the slightest of traumas, then there is a need this to be checked out.

Types of Bone Disease

Genetic diseases related to the bone are discussed in following:

• Hypophosphatemia - This disease causes low levels of alkaline phosphatase, which affects the mineralizing and hardening process.
• Multiple Osteochondromas - Develops tumors on the bones' flat surfaces. Hereditary Multiple Exostoses is same as Multiple Osteochondromas.
• Fibrous Dysplasia - Sometimes genetic abnormality may cause the fetus starts to develop, a fibrous bone area is created because of atypical bone-producing cells.
• Osteopetrosis - Sometimes your bones alter their shape and get thicker because the disease results when your body is incapable of replacing old bone cells. when new bone cells are produced.

Bone Disease - Prevention and Treatment

It can't be stressed enough that in order to have healthy bones, calcium is required. If your normal diet doesn't allow you to get the recommended daily intake of this mineral, then it's best that you take calcium supplements.

If you take higher amount of protein then it results in loss of calcium via urine. The thinking following this is that bone loss occurs. Well no, our body merely takes up more calcium from other foods ingested.

Plenty of calcium should be added in your diet. Like full fat milk, yogurt, cheese etc. Like most things balance is the key here.

Vitamin D and K helps to develop good and healthy bones and thus good preventative strategy to use.

Vitamin K veggies, like spinach, kale, arugula, broccoli, sprouts, chili powder, paprika etc happen to be also a good source of calcium. Interesting isn't it,

researches have finally put these two together, people who eat lots of K break fewer bones.

Based on the type of bone disease that you have, treatment usually involves tissue and bone transplantation. Your doctor will advise you regarding genetic diseases.

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