Weak and brittle bones can occur due to medical conditions like osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, and brittle bone disease. In addition, due to aging, our body can reabsorb calcium and phosphate from bones instead of keeping them in bones, which can result in weak bones. Finally, collagen is a protein in the body that helps in the strengthening of bones. Therefore, the absence of collagen in the body also can make bones weak and brittle.
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Query: Hello doctor, Over the last several months, I have been dieting to lose weight that I gained last summer. Though my weight has fluctuated over the months, I have lost approximately 10 lbs. I am also an athlete, and thus I exercise daily. After the first two months of dieting, I noticed that I did no... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very underweight, and that is why your menstrual cycles are not coming usually. My advice would be to stop dieting. Follow a regular healthy diet and exercise in moderation. You are nearly anorexic, and that will wreak havoc with your bones and hormones. Just hav... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 83 years old. She is suffering from hypertension. She is taking Tazloc 40 mg bd since six to seven years. Of late, she cannot walk on her own. Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, difficulty to walk could be due to many conditions. I have listed them below. Weakness of bones or fracture in her hip bones. Considering her age she can have weakness of bones due to calcium or vitamin D deficiency or due to disease like osteoporosis. This... Read Full »