Metabolic bone disorders are often caused by lack of vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D. The most common bone disorders include Osteoporosis and Paget’s disease.
The Endocrinologists at our medical centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can diagnose and treat a wide range of bone disorders, including:
Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become thinner and weaker, causing them to be brittle. The first sign is often breaking a bone after only a minor fall or accident but, in some cases, people also have long term back pain if the bones in the spine are affected.
Osteoporosis affects around four times as many women as men and the risk increases as you get older.
You’re more likely to have osteoporosis if:
- You’ve had long term steroid treatment
- You have a family history of the condition
- You don’t take much exercise
- You smoke or drink excessively
Our team of endocrinologists can diagnose your condition and discuss treatment options with you, which may include dietary supplements, weight-bearing exercise and cutting back on smoking and alcohol.
Paget’s disease of bone
Paget’s disease of bone is when the body’s normal method of renewing bone is interrupted which causes bones to become weaker and, in some cases, deformed. It’s more common in older people and can cause long term (chronic) pain.
Symptoms can affect one or more bones, often in the pelvis, spine and skull. You may experience bone pain, joint pain (with stiffness and swelling), and shooting pains as well as numbness, tingling and even loss of movement in a part of the body. However, some people don’t experience any symptoms.
One of our team of endocrinologists will diagnose your condition and discuss your treatment options with you, which may include medication and supportive therapies such as physiotherapy, as well as surgery if necessary.
If you would like to know more about bone disorders, and the treatments we can offer, please contact us. Our consultants have an extensive experience and expertise in treating bone disorders. We’ll work with work with you to diagnose the issue and ensure you receive the best possible care. To find out more or to arrange an appointment contact us.