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Osteomalacia / rickets now at the age of 30, psychological damage me when doctor had confirmed me. How I can live normal life just like others? Am I totally different with others? Please let me know or help me out to overcome this situation.
Osteomalacia: wow - complicated question and answer - requires one or more subspecialists (e.g., Orthopedic Surgery, Endocrinology, etc.) - go see your Primary Care Doctor and get appropriate specialty consultation, look up on Mayo Clinic, WebMD, CDC, NIH, reputable web sites only info & bring with you, bring family member to appointments, and take notes, look for national osteomalacia patient support groups ...Read more
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
Yes and no: Normal bone growth and mineralization require adequate calcium and phosphate. Rickets refers to deficient mineralization at growth plates, whereas osteomalacia refers to same deficiency at bony matrix. They usually occur together, however, once growth plates have fused, only osteomalacia occurs. ...Read more
Rickets misaligned your posture? Bow legs? I can't stand and sit in right way.. what is the treatment? I'm now diagnosed osteomalacia too. Can bow legs affects on your posture? It seems my shoulders have bend too.
What does that mean if doctor said bone with yours knees is minor short? Have it affect on my hips bone too? Is it some kind of deformity? Rickets was disease I faced in my childhood and now osteomalacia,
Hard to guess: Have never heard anyone say, "Bone with your knees is minor short." To clarify, a patient can ask her doctor to explain or show on x-ray which bone or bones is short, and whether or not anything can be done or should be done about it. There are 3 bones in the knee, and also the kneecap (patella). The bones are the femur (thigh bone), and the tibia and fibula (the bones of the lower leg). ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Osteomalacia is abnormal bone formation leading to softening of the bones. Abnormal bowing and increased fracture risk result. It is usually, but not always, due to vit D deficiency. There are multiple causes of vit D deficiency. Diagnosis based on clinical history, blood and urine tests, and characteristic X-ray findings. Sometimes bone biopsy may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteomalacia: No. A Dexa detects osteoporosis, or decreased amount of bone matrix. Osteomalacia is an abnormal type of bone, soft bones, abnormal building process. You can have both osteoporosis/malacia, so dexa is still done in the workup to measure the amount of bone. Vit D deficiency, GI disorders that cause malabsorption, kidney disease, liver disease, certain drugs... all are part of the differential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough vitamins: Rickets is due to not enough vitamin d which you can get from sun exposure or dairy products. Microcytic anemia may be due to lack of iron (more typically from blood loss) while macrocytic anemia may be due to lack of folate and/or vitamin b12, found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. That's why it's so important to eat a varied diet including the colors of the rainbow each day! ...Read more
Osteomalacia: This is a bone disorder characterized by impaired bone mineralization and impaired growth usually seen in children leading to "bowed legs" and bone and muscle pain, stunted growth. Basic problem is vitamin d deficiency. There are several causes of vitamin d deficiency. Lack of sun shine being one of those! ...Read more