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Bone diseases

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Bone markers - Lab Tests Online AU

How and why Bone Markers are used

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Rickets - Better Health Channel

Rickets is a preventable childhood bone disease caused by a lack of vitamin D.

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Osgood-Schlatter disease - myDr.com.au

The main symptom of Osgood-Schlatter disease - a common condition that affects children and teenagers during a growth spurt - is pain in the shin bone just below the knee.

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Paget's disease of bone - myDr.com.au

Paget's disease of bone is characterised by repeated episodes of increased bone resorption followed by excessive attempts at repair.

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Paget's disease of bone - Better Health Channel

Paget's disease of bone is a chronic condition that causes abnormal enlargement and weakening of bone.

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Perthes' disease - Better Health Channel

Most children with Perthes' disease eventually recover, but it can take anywhere from two to five years.

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Bone Marrow disease - Lab Tests Online AU

Bone marrow disease is where production of blood cells in bone marrow is disrupted or abnormal.

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Bone density testing - Better Health Channel

Most procedures that measure bone density are quick and pain-free.

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Tell me about a Bone Density Scan | Osteoporosis Australia

A bone density scan (also known as a bone density test) is a simple scan that measures the density of your bones usually at the hip and spine.

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Thyroid disease and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is more common in people with thyroid conditio ns than in the general population. This factsheet explains how thyroid disease can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health

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