What Causes Broken Bones?
Broken bones can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose broken bones, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "broken bones" as a symptom. Here are five possibilities:
- Phosphorus Deficiency
- Poor Musculoskeletal Health
- Calcium Need
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
significant loss of height
high dairy product consumption
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
having had a small bowel resection
afternoon coffee/sugar craving
excessive osmotic laxative use
one loose tooth
loss of height
limited lifetime sun exposure
... and more than 30 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of broken bones:
|Poor Musculoskeletal Health
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Skeletal Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about number of bones broken:
Have you ever broken any bones?
→ No / don't know
→ Three times
→ Four times or more
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of broken bones or history of many broken bones, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
|Patients may have thinning of the bones without symptoms, but with increased risk of fractures.|Phosphorus Deficiency
|Phosphorus is just as important as calcium for building strong bones. If you suffer broken bones, this may indicate bone weakness that is due to mineral deficiencies.|