Brittle Bone Disease
Where does it effect your body?
Having Osteogenisis Imperfecta effects your skeletal system because it makes your bones brittle and break easily. This happens because your bones need collagen to be strong, having Osteogenisis imperfecta means that you either don't have enough collagen in your bones or your collagen doesn't work properly causing your bones to not be as strong as people without Osteogenisis Imperfecta.
All people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta have brittle bones. Osteogenisis Imperfecta can range from the symptoms and they vary from person to person. Sometimes the symptoms consist of weak muscles, brittle teeth, and hearing loss. Bones can also break for no reason. Other symptoms of Osteogenisis Imperfecta may include having a short, small body, loose joints, and muscle weakness.
Currently there is no cure for Osteogenisis Imperfecta, but the treatment includes having therapy to reduce fractures and disabilities. Physical and occupational therapy help build muscle strength which is important to reduce fractures and breaks. Treatment is unique for all individuals that have Osteogenisis Imperfecta.
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