Bone diseases are a common issue that mostly senior citizens and children face. Bone diseases are caused by weak bones, damaged or unhealthy bone development. People who participate in high-risk sports may also get bone fractures regularly. Disabilities happen if the bone diseases are severe enough and left untreated. Treating the underlying cause of bone diseases is the key to recovery. In this article, we discuss some of the most common types of bone diseases and how you can avoid them by taking precautions.
Bone Diseases to Be Watchful for!
There are certain types of bone diseases, the most common ones are listed below, for which one must be truly cautious about, and take necessary precautions to avoid having one.
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease and can lead to bone fractures. The main reason for this disease is age-related decrease in protein content and quality in bone. Other causes include low calcium intake, steroid use and diseases that affect gut health. However, people who eat a healthy diet with a lot of calcium may not get osteoporosis either. It's important to keep your diet healthy so you don't weaken your bones with poor health. It's also important to exercise regularly to strengthen your bones and avoid osteoporosis.
Rheumatoid arthritis causes painful bone inflammation and may also destroy bones over time. This type of disease primarily affects the bones, joints and skin, causing pain, swelling and deformity in affected areas. Some early symptoms include morning stiffness, tenderness and swelling in the joints along with fever and weight loss. As the disease progresses, bones start degenerating due to inflammation; you may also experience severe deformity in your joints along with painful skin conditions like rash and sores. You'll need to take regular rest along with prescribed medicines for your condition to recover effectively. Avoid activities that worsen your symptoms as much as possible; instead, focus on reducing your anxiety so you can recover from Rheumatoid Arthritis pain.
Skeletal disorders cause bones to become misshapen and make bones unable to support weight. This type of disease mainly affects children but may also affect adults at times. When children develop this condition, their bones become malformed and unable to support their weight properly. Their condition is extremely serious because they won't be able to walk or run without falling over due to their misaligned bones. In addition to making bones misshapen, diseases like tuberculosis or cancer may deform them so they can't support their weight either. Therefore, recovering from skeletal disorders is tough; you'll need proper recovery medicine along with a restful environment so you don't stress yourself out too much while recovering.
Miscellaneous bone diseases which can be very troublesome that can increase your fracture risk and overall health risk due to any inadvertent falls for which one needs to be vigilant about to include:
Low Bone Density
Gout and Gouty Arthritis
Taking care of your bone health is important; no matter what your age or athletic ability is. Regular exercise helps build healthy bones while a healthy diet helps strengthen your existing ones- but avoiding risky situations helps even more! For example, if you participate in a high-risk sport such as skiing or football, you should get checked by a doctor regularly for any fractures that may occur based on how much you play these sports. Regular checkups will help prevent serious bone diseases like those listed above, which can be avoided by following good healthy habits as advised by a qualified bone disease specialist such as those enrolled by 1Health!