Definition

What is Porotic hyperostosis?

Porotic hyperostosis is a disorder that affects the bones of the cranial vault. It is characterized by spongy or porous bone tissue. As the spongy tissue swells due to overgrowth, the tissue on the outer surface becomes thinner and more porous and begins to move. The spongy marrow could be seen in the skull’s bones that become overgrown or in other bones as well.

How common is Porotic hyperostosis?

Please discuss with your doctor for further information.

Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Porotic hyperostosis?

The common symptoms of Porotic hyperostosis are:

There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.

When should I see my doctor?

If you or your loved one has any signs or symptoms listed above or you have any questions, please consult with your doctor. Everyone’s body acts differently. It is always best to discuss with your doctor what is best for your situation.

Causes

What causes Porotic hyperostosis?

Several studies vouch that Porotic hyperostosis is caused by iron deficiency anemia and malnutrition. While anemia is accepted as the leading cause of this phenomenon, this is typically due to iron deficient diet. A study conducted in certain parts of the world indicated that the incidence was higher in people who had a low iron diet as compared to those who had an iron rich diet. There is also evidence that increased loss along with over-production of red blood cells (RBCs) as is seen in Hemolytic Anemia and Megaloblastic Anemia is the cause of Porotic Hyperostosis.

Risk factors

What increases my risk for Porotic hyperostosis?

Please consult with your doctor for further information.

Diagnosis & treatment

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.

How is Porotic hyperostosis diagnosed?

An imaging study of the cranial area can reveal the presence of soft bones in the cranial vault.

Blood tests, which can reveal the presence of iron deficiency anemia along with other factors suggestive of malnutrition can aid diagnosis.

How is Porotic hyperostosis treated?

Due to excessive acidic content in the diet, there is accumulation of acidic waste in the body and this causes weak bones. Hence it is imperative a healthy and balanced diet with acidic and alkaline mix is maintained.

Avoid foods containing synthetic chemicals like processed foods which cause damage to bones. Carbonated beverages should be avoided as much as possible.

It is important to be careful with Osteoporotic medications as they can have significant side effects in the long run.

Lifestyle changes & home remedies

What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage Porotic hyperostosis?

Regular exercises like jogging or walking is helpful. Also playing some kind of sports to keep the bones healthy is also beneficial.

If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Review Date: March 9, 2018 | Last Modified: March 9, 2018

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