Causes of Renal osteodystrophy
List of causes of Renal osteodystrophy
Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions
(see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Renal osteodystrophy)
that could possibly cause Renal osteodystrophy includes:
Renal osteodystrophy Causes: Risk Factors
The following conditions have been cited in various
sources as potentially causal risk factors
related to Renal osteodystrophy:
Renal osteodystrophy: Related Medical Conditions
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Renal osteodystrophy: Causes and Types
Causes of Broader Categories of Renal osteodystrophy: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
What causes Renal osteodystrophy?
Article excerpts about the
causes of Renal osteodystrophy:
adults, bone tissue is continually being remodeled and rebuilt. The
kidneys play an important role in maintaining healthy bone mass and
structure because one of their jobs is to balance calcium and
phosphorus levels in the blood.
Calcium is a mineral that
builds and strengthens bones. It's found in many foods, particularly
milk and other dairy products. If calcium levels in the blood become
too low, four small glands in the neck called the parathyroid glands
release a hormone called parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone
draws calcium from the bones to raise blood calcium levels. Too much
PTH in the blood will remove too much calcium from the bones; over
time, the constant removal of calcium weakens the bones.
Phosphorus, which is found in most foods, also helps
regulate calcium levels in the bones. Healthy kidneys remove excess
phosphorus from the blood. When the kidneys stop working normally,
phosphorus levels in the blood can become too high, leading to lower
levels of calcium in the blood and resulting in the loss of calcium
from the bones.
Healthy kidneys produce calcitriol to help
the body absorb dietary calcium into the blood and the bones. If
calcitriol levels drop too low, PTH levels increase, and calcium is
removed from the bones. Calcitriol and PTH work together to keep
calcium balance normal and bones healthy. In a patient with kidney
failure, the kidneys stop making calcitriol. The body then can't
absorb calcium from food and starts removing it from the bones.
(Source: excerpt from Renal Osteodystrophy: NIDDK)
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As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
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