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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

To research the causes of Renal osteodystrophy, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Renal osteodystrophy:

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:
In healthy 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. Further relevant information on causes of Renal osteodystrophy may be found in:


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