How Do I Know If I Have Bone Disorder?

Bone disease often does not have any symptoms until your bones are very weak. The only way to know if you have bone disease is to be tested. Tests for bone health might include:

1.Blood tests to check for:
Calcium
Phosphorus
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Vitamin D
2.Bone density scan or X-ray
3.Bone biopsy (rare)

Bone disease can cause bone and joint pain, broken bones, infections and skin problems. Having problems with the amount of calcium and phosphorus in your blood can also cause heart attacks.

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