뼈는 우리 몸을 지지하고 우리로 하여금 움직일 수 있게 합니다. 뼈는 대뇌, 심장 및 기타 장기들을 외부 손상으로부터 보호합니다. 우리 몸의 뼈는 또한 칼슘과 인 성분과 같은 미량 원소들을 저장하여 뼈의 단단함을 유지하고 다른 용도로 인체가 필요할 때 방출합니다. 뼈의 건강과 튼튼함을 여러 가지 방법으로 유지할 수 있습니다. 칼슘과 비타민 D가 풍부한 음식을 먹고 충분한 운동을 하며 건강한 생활 습관을 지니는 것이 건강한 뼈를 유지하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 그러나 우리가 올바르게 먹지 않고 정확한 운동을 충분히 하지 않으면 우리 몸의 뼈는 오히려 약해지고 심지어 망가질 수 있습니다. 부러진 뼈(일명 골절)는 통증이 심하고 때로는 외과수술을 해야 나을 수 있습니다. 이것은 또한
골관절염이란 무엇인가요? 골관절염은 관절 내의 조직이 시간이 지나면서 손상될 때 생기는 관절 질환입니다. 골관절염은 가장 흔한 형태의 관절염이며 노년층에 더 흔합니다. 관절염이 있는 사람들은 보통 관절 통증이 있으며, 휴식 후에 잠시 동안 뻣뻣함(쉽게 움직일 수 없는 상태)을 느낍니다. 가장 흔히 골관절염이 생기는 관절은 다음과 같습니다. (손가락의 끝 부분과, 엄지의 맨 아래 부분과 끝 부분) 무릎. 고관절. 목. 허리 하부. 골관절염은 사람마다 다르게 영향을 미칩니다. 어떤 사람들은 일상 활동에 골관절염의 영향을 받지 않습니다. 어떤 사람들에게는, 골관절염이 심한 통증과 장애의 원인이 됩니다.
What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss. In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the structures in skin that form hair (hair follicles). Alopecia areata usually affects the head and face, though hair can be lost from any part of the body. Hair typically falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. In some cases, hair loss is more extensive.
What are growth plate injuries? The growth plate is the area of tissue near the ends of long bones in children and teens that determines what length and shape the bone will be once it is done growing. Each long bone— the thigh bone, the bones in the forearm, and the bones in the hands and fingers—has at least two growth plates, one at each end. Once your child has finished growing, the growth plates close and are replaced by solid bone. The growth plates are weak areas of your child’s growing skeleton, making it easier to injure them. Injuries
What is osteopetrosis? Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder that causes bones to grow abnormally and become too dense. When this happens, bones can break easily. In addition, bones may be misshapen and large, causing other problems in the body, such as problems with: Seeing and hearing. Fighting infection. Controlling bleeding. Osteopetrosis is a genetic disease that a child inherits from their parents. The disorder may be mild to severe, and symptoms may show up early after birth or later in adulthood.
What is Paget’s disease? Paget’s disease of bone is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes bones to grow larger and become weaker than normal. Usually only one or a few bones have the disease. Many people with Paget’s disease do not have symptoms. However, the bone changes can cause: Bone pain. Misshapen bones. Broken bones (fractures). Problems in the joints near the bones with the disease. With treatment, many people can: Manage their symptoms. Improve pain. Control the effects of the disease.
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Children and teens with scoliosis have an abnormal S-shaped or C-shaped curve of the spine. The curve can happen on either side of the spine and in different places in the spine. With treatment, observation, and follow-up with the doctor, most children and teens with scoliosis have normal, active lives.
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. This increases your risk of broken bones (fractures). Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease because you may not have symptoms. You may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone. Breaks can occur in any bone but happen most often in: Hip bones. Vertebrae in the spine. Wrist. You can take steps to help prevent osteoporosis and broken bones by: Doing weight-bearing exercises, such as walking or dancing, and lifting weights. Not drinking too much alcohol. Quitting smoking, or not starting if
What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that happens when the tissues in the joint break down over time. It is the most common type of arthritis and is more common in older people. People with osteoarthritis usually have joint pain and, after rest, stiffness (inability to move easily) for a short period of time. The most commonly affected joints include the: Hands (ends of the fingers and at the base and ends of the thumbs). Knees. Hips. Neck. Lower back. Osteoarthritis affects each person differently. For some people, osteoarthritis does not affect day-to-day activities. For others, it causes
What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to make healthy connective tissue, which supports the bones, muscles, organs, and tissues in your body. The condition can affect different areas of the body, including: Bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Organs, such as the heart and lungs. Skin.
What is pachyonychia congenita? Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a very rare genetic disorder that affects the skin and nails. Most people have thickened nails and calluses on the bottom of the feet. Painful calluses on the soles can make walking difficult. Because of the pain, some people rely on a cane, crutches, or a wheelchair to help with walking.