Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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For those of you that don’t know me on a personal level, I have a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
It means that I break my bones very easily. The type I have is called TYPE 1, it is a mild case. (also the most common)
This is a list of some of the symptoms I have.

  • Bones brake easily
  • Easier to get dislocations
  • Bruises easily
  • Loose joints, low muscle tone
  • The whites of my eyes are blue
  • Tendency towards scoliosis
  • Loss of teeth
  • Hair loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Low bone density
  • Migraine headaches
  • Early osteoporosis

Here is a photo of me at age 6 months with my first body cast from being born with my hips out of joint.
There is a 50/50% chance of a child getting O.I. from a parent who has it. I come from a family where my mom and younger sister both have TYPE 1 O.I.
The O.I. Foundation has gained ground in their research and support of this disorder.


5 Responses to “Osteogenesis Imperfecta”

  1. força man

  2. hola yo tambien tengo la hosteogenesis imperfecta soy una adolescente española de 16 años y estaba buscando algun blog o algo parecido para buscar si con esta enfermedad se te cae el pelo por que yo lo noto y mucho , era para comprobarlo si me puedes contestar te lo agredeceria.
    Me llamo judith

    • hola tengo una hija ella tiene 3 años ya a tenido como cuatro franturas y nesecito hecerle un exsamen para confirmar si tiene hosteogenesis imperfenta muchos medicos me han dicho que puede ser pero no me comfirma nada quiero que me ayuden porfabor soy de ecuador

  3. Hello,
    my name is amanda. i dont have OI but someone who is basically my little sister has it. its horrible to have had to watch her grow up with surgeries and casts and not be able to do what her real sisters and i have been able to do all her life. I am doing a project right now where I am trying to raise funds to go towards a cure. all donations are going to the OI foundation. i am wanting to raise awareness in my community.

  4. ppl with OI arent freaks!

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