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Bone thinning

Bone thinning: Introduction

Bone thinning: A condition which is characterized by the thinning of the bones of ones body. See detailed information below for a list of 19 causes of Bone thinning, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bone thinning:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bone thinning. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Bone thinning

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Bone thinning: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Bone thinning, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Bone thinning Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Bone thinning may include:

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Stories from Users for Bone thinning

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Medications or substances causing Bone thinning:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bone thinning as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Bone thinning: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Bone thinning may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bone thinning

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Bone thinning: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bone thinning

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer' more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, more »

Female athlete syndrome leads to undiagnosed osteoporosis: Younger women are not usually considered as candidates for diagnosis of osteoporosis. However, a pattern of more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of more »

Bone thinning: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bone thinning

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Bone thinning: Related Rare Diseases

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Bone thinning: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Bone thinning

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis Progress and Promise: NIAMS)

Osteoporosis, which means "porous bones," is a condition of excessive skeletal... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis: NWHIC)

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where... (Source: excerpt from Osteoporosis -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Detailed list of causes of Bone thinning

The list below shows some of the causes of Bone thinning mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bone thinning?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bone thinning. Of the 19 causes of Bone thinning that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bone thinning:

The following list of conditions have 'Bone thinning' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Bone thinning:

The following list of medical conditions have Bone thinning or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Bone thinning Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Bone thinning based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Bone thinning:

    Medical Conditions associated with Bone thinning:

    Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Weak bones (100 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    Symptoms related to Bone thinning:

    Bone pain (272 causes), Fractures (149 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Bone disorders, Osteoporosis (313 causes), Bone loss (23 causes), Bone degeneration in legs, Hypophosphatemic rickets, Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis, Kidney conditions, Kidney disease

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    Medical News summaries about Bone thinning

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bone thinning

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