How do bone and mineral disorders develop?
The body's endocrine system produces, metabolizes and regulates the function of hormones and minerals required for everyday health. Natural minerals regulated within the body include calcium, iron, salt, vitamins and other important substances. When this system of hormones and minerals stops working correctly, certain conditions and diseases may develop.
What kind of diagnostic tests might I need?
To receive a diagnosis, you may be asked to schedule a physical examination as well as a blood and urine test. Diagnostic studies may also include biochemical profile tests, bone density tests and radiographic studies such as x-rays, bone scans and biopsies.