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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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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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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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Coeliac Disease and Bone Health

Coeliac disease affects the ability of the bowel to absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from food. This can greatly impact your bone health. A delayed coeliac diagnosis can lead to weakened bones and risk of osteoporosis.

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Diagnosis – Bone Health

Diagnosis How is osteoporosis diagnosed? Osteoporosis is diagnosed with a bone density scan (also referred to as bone density test or bone mineral density test or by the medical name DXA test)

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Osteopenia and Bone Health

Osteopenia simply describes low bone density following a bone density scan (also known as a bone density test). Osteopenia is based on the result from this scan and is in the range between normal and osteoporosis

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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 - Better Health Channel

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Gaucher Disease - Brain Foundation

Gaucher Disease Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Gaucher disease is an inherited illness caused by a gene mutation

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Bone density testing - Better Health Channel

betterhealth.vic.gov.au

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