Renal Osteodystrophy Open Access Articles:

 The medical word "renal" defines things related to the kidneys. Renal osteodystrophy is a bone disease that causes when your kidneys fail to maintain the proper levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood. It's a common problem in people with kidney disease and affects in most dialysis patients. Renal osteodystrophy is most serious in children because their bones are still developing. The condition reduces bone growth and causes deformities. One such deformity happens when the legs bend inward toward each other or outward away from each other; this deformity is stated to as "renal rickets." Symptoms can be seen in growing child with renal disease even earlier they start dialysis. Bone changes from renal osteodystrophy can start many years before symptoms appear in adults with kidney disease. So it's called the "silent crippler." The signs of renal osteodystrophy aren't typically seen in adults until they have been on dialysis for years. Older patients and women who have gone through menopause are at greater risk for this disease as they're already vulnerable to osteoporosis, other bone disease, even without kidney disease. If left untouched, the bones slowly become thin and weak, and a person with renal osteodystrophy may begin to feel bone and joint pain. There's also chance to increased risk of bone fractures.