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Abnormalities of bone mineral metabolism associated with chronic kidney disease.
Symptoms of Renal osteodystrophy
The following features are indicative of Renal osteodystrophy:
It is possible that Renal osteodystrophy shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Renal osteodystrophy
The following are the most common causes of Renal osteodystrophy:
altered metabolism of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus
parathyroid hormone imbalance
Risk Factors for Renal osteodystrophy
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Renal osteodystrophy:
history of diabetes mellitus
renal allograft failure
Prevention of Renal osteodystrophy
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Renal osteodystrophy. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
eat low phosphorus-rich diet
do regular exercise
Occurrence of Renal osteodystrophy
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Renal osteodystrophy cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Renal osteodystrophy can occur at any age.
Renal osteodystrophy can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Renal osteodystrophy
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Renal osteodystrophy:
Blood test: To check calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone levels in the blood
X-ray: To diagnose bone abnormalities
Complications of Renal osteodystrophy if untreated
Yes, Renal osteodystrophy causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Renal osteodystrophy is left untreated:
slowed bone growth
blood vessel problems
Procedures for Treatment of Renal osteodystrophy
The following procedures are used to treat Renal osteodystrophy:
Parathyroidectomy: To remove parathyroid glands
Self-care for Renal osteodystrophy
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Renal osteodystrophy:
Eat low phosphorus-rich diet: Help improve symptoms of renal osteodystrophy
Do regular exercise: Help increase bone strength
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Renal osteodystrophy
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Renal osteodystrophy:
Baker LR. Prevention of renal osteodystrophy. Miner Electrolyte Metab. 1991;17(4):240-9.URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1813786
NIH Mineral & Bone Disorder in Chronic Kidney Disease URL: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/mineral-bone-disorder
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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