Friday, January 19, 2018

Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Ableize is dedicated to providing you with a whole host of disability and mobility related information, advice and facts, this section specialises in supplying a selection of websites concerned with brittle bone disease, commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta.  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, and many articles refer to only four different types. The type of brittle bone disease indicates the degree to which the condition may impact one’s life. While some people are severely affected by brittle bone disease, others are able to live a relatively normal life. Find information and treatment details here.

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.

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Teenagers suffering from brittle bone disease

A BBC resource that reports on brittle bone disease and a possible connection with eating disorders in teenagers.