More symptoms of HPP (part 3)

Published : 29 Apr 2022 08:08 PM

• Bowed (curved) arms and legs

• Short stature

• In babies, failure to grow or gain weight as they should

• Fused skull bones. This can cause high fluid pressure in the brain, leading to headaches and bulging eyes.

• Soft, weak, or deformed bones, also called rickets

• Wider than normal wrist and ankle bones

• Breathing issues due to problems with chest and rib bones

• Painful bones and joints

• Poor muscle tone (hypotonia) that makes babies seem “floppy”

• High levels of calcium in the blood, which can lead to vomiting, constipation, weakness, and kidney damage

• Seizures

• Teeth that fall out before age 5, or unexpected tooth loss at any age

• Problem’s walking

• Bone fractures early on, especially in the feet and legs, that may be slow to heal

• Sudden, serious arthritis Many adults with HPP will remember having symptoms growing up, but never got a diagnosis as children.

 Courtesy: WebMD