Metabolic Bone Disease

— McKinney, Texas —

Metabolic bone disease can lead to bone loss and easier fractures over time. It can be a consequence of chronic kidney disease. If you suffer from MBD because of your chronic kidney disease, contact our office to get a consultation.

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What Is Metabolic Bone Disease?

Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a disorder of your bone's strength, which can result from bone mass or structure conditions (like osteoporosis), mineral abnormalities, or Vitamin D deficiency. While bone loss is common as you age, it isn't common when you are younger or when it happens very severely. Leaving MBD untreated can result in major bone loss, fracturing more easily, and disability.

The parathyroid gland plays an important role in MBD. These tiny glands located in the neck produce parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH regulates phosphorus and calcium in the blood, and it also aids in muscle function, blood clotting, and enzyme synthesis. Multiple types of parathyroid disorders exist, including primary, secondary, and tertiary. That is why searching for doctors for metabolic bone disease near me and getting treated is so important. When our doctors know the underlying cause, your metabolic bone disease treatment can be more properly tailored to you.

How to Recognize Metabolic Bone Disease and Its Symptoms

MBD sometimes goes undiagnosed because of how similar it (and underlying conditions like parathyroid disease) is to other conditions. Knowing your symptoms can help our doctors run the right diagnostic tests. While learning about metabolic bone disease near me, consider your symptoms.

Remember, MBD is often linked to calcium and phosphorous disorders:

  • Hypercalcemia (an overabundance of calcium in the blood)
  • Hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in the blood)
  • Hypophosphatemia (low phosphorous levels in the blood)
  • Hyperphosphatemia (high levels of phosphorous in the blood)

Also, consider whether you might have hyperparathyroidism. Its symptoms include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Vomiting
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Kidney stones
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

What Metabolic Bone Disease Treatment Options Are There?

Metabolic bone disease treatment at Texas Advanced Renal Health is multifaceted and depends on your underlying condition. Treatment options are several but may include calcium and vitamin D supplementation if your calcium levels are low, or diuretics and bisphosphonates if your calcium is too high. High phosphorus, Hyperphosphatemia, may require a tailored and comprehensive diet plan, along with phosphate binders, medications that bind to phosphorous in meals to decrease the levels in your body.

Follow-ups are recommended in essentially every case since monitoring your blood levels is crucial for keeping your bones strong.

Metabolic Bone Disease Near Me in McKinney, TX

Ready to tackle your MBD head-on? Now that you know your options for treating metabolic bone disease near me, give Texas Advanced Renal Health a call. We will help you schedule your initial consultation with one of our highly skilled and compassionate doctor. With proper — and prompt — treatment, you can better avoid future bone loss, fractures, and disabilities all too common with MBD.

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