What is Osteosclerosis?

Q:
What is osteosclerosis?

A:

Osteosclerosis refers to the abnormal hardening of the bone. It shows an elevation of bone density.

A simple radiography can define whether someone has osteosclerosis or not. Prostate cancer, hemangioma and Erdheim-Chester disease could be some of the possible causes.

Symptoms

The main sign and symptoms of osteosclerosis include:

  • Bone pain
  • Hearing problems
  • Vision problems
  • Have low levels of calcium in the blood
  • Frequent bone fractures and breaks
  • Short stature

Treatment

People with the disease can help the treatment by:

  • Use Interferon gamma-1b
  • Take Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Take the doctor’s advice and have surgical treatment
  • Bone marrow transplant

If you have any questions about the treatment, please go to the doctor and ask for more suggestions.

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