What Is Collagen?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/DESIGN-1168_What_Is_Collagen_esHD_1.jpgCollagen is a protein in the body that helps make bones strong.collagen, collagin, caloagin, colagen, bones, muscles, joints., proteins, strong bones, build bones, osteogeneis imperfecta, tensons, tendins, cartilage, brittle bone disease, Elhers-Danlos syndrome 05/29/201811/26/201811/26/2018Jeanne M. Franzone, MD11/19/201886567023-6759-4874-adc3-0e47acdb9a2ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/collagen.html/<h3>What Is Collagen?</h3> <p>Collagen (KOL-uh-jin) is a protein in the body. Different types of collagen are in many body parts, including hair, skin, nails, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a>, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and intestines.</p> <h3>What Does Collagen Do?</h3> <p>Collagen has many different roles in the body. It:</p> <ul> <li>helps make <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/strong-bones.html/">bones strong</a></li> <li>lets the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> and tendons stretch</li> <li>helps with healing after an injury</li> </ul> <h3>What Are the Different Kinds of Collagen?</h3> <p>Our bodies have many different kinds of collagen. Most of it is type I collagen, found in bones and tendons. But we also have:</p> <ul> <li>type II collagen, found in cartilage (the bendable material in the nose, ears, and joints)</li> <li>type III collagen, found in skin, the lining of blood vessels, and the intestines</li> </ul> <h3>What Problems Can Happen With Collagen?</h3> <p>Depending on which type of collagen is affected, problems can include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/osteogenesis-imperfecta.html/">osteogenesis imperfecta</a> (also called brittle bone disease), caused by a problem with type I collagen</li> <li>Elhers-Danlos syndrome (which leads to stretchy skin and joints), often caused by a problem with type IV collagen</li> </ul> <p>The symptoms of problems with collagen can vary greatly. Some people have very mild symptoms, while others have moderate or more severe symptoms.</p> <h3>How Do Problems With Collagen Happen?</h3> <p>Most kids with a collagen problem have it because they inherited a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-genetics.html/">gene</a> from one or both of their parents. But sometimes it happens in a child without a family history.</p> <h3>What Else Should I Know?</h3> <p>Collagen has many important roles in the body. A child who has a collagen problem may need medical care throughout life.</p> <p>To help your child get the best care possible:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Find out all you can about your child's medical condition.</li> <li>If your child is old enough, talk about the problem. Use simple words and let your child ask questions. Be positive, but honest.</li> <li>Take your child to all medical appointments.</li> <li>Follows the health care provider's treatment recommendations.</li> </ul>¿Qué es el colágeno?El colágeno desempeña muchas funciones importantes en el cuerpo. Un niño que tenga un problema en el colágeno puede necesitar cuidados médicos durante toda la vida.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/collagen-esp.html/c459276a-3ae5-473c-865c-dd6344d1fb62
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Broken BonesWhat happens when you break a bone?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/broken-bones.html/fe9a644f-2c79-45eb-a47c-144055624af7
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