Osteogenesis Imperfecta or Brittle Bone disease is a genetic disorder that leads to soft, thin and brittle bones. This disease often causes fractures in both children and adults. Brittle Bone disease results from the abnormalities of genes, which control the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein in bones that gives strength and vigour to bones and is essential for the health of skeletal system.
The softness of bones in Osteogenesis Imperfecta is due to the less production of collagen in bones. This disorder can also cause other clinical problems such as hernias, deafness, impaired growth, intolerance of heat, excessive sweating, tiredness, fatigue, discolouration of teeth and nails, change in colour of the whites of the eyes, and pain in joints.
Treatment options for the brittle bone disease are quite limited. Insertion of fixed metal rods into the shafts of bones can prove quite helpful in people with frequent fractures. Sufferers are often prescribed with biphosphonate drugs to strengthen the brittle bones to some extent.
In order to avoid the risks of bone diseases and joint problems, one should consume diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Rich food sources of omega nutrients include salmon, tuna and mackerel. You can also use a dietary supplement that promotes healthy joints and strong bones.
Seven Seas Jointcare Original Fish Oil is a popular brand on the market that contains glucosamine, pure cod liver oil, and vitamins D & E in its formulation. Glucosamine helps rebuild connective tissues around the joints, including ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Pure cod liver oil contains omega-3 nutrients such as DHA and EPA which help maintain healthy bones and keep joints flexible.