What Is Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica?
Osteitis fibrosa cystica is a metabolic bone disease characterized by decalcification and softening of bones with bone cyst formation and bone tumors developing from effects of chronic vitamin D deficiency causing hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid adenoma (tumor).
Hyperparathyroidism is a sustained elevated parathyroid hormone level in the blood which draws calcium from bone tissue.
Q: How does vitamin D deficiency cause hyperparathyroidism?
A: Vitamin D is required to absorb calcium from the food we eat. Deficiency of vitamin D in turn causes deficiency of calcium to develop. Without adequate calcium for essential body functions, the pituitary gland stimulates the parathyroid glands to produce parathyroid hormone for the purpose of getting calcium from bone tissue which is less essential to life.
Unfortunately, the bones become depleted of calcium and become soft and disfigured.
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