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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Is rickets curable? I was suffering from disease rickets, but skeleton deformities was not recover. At this age (23) is it curable?

Is rickets curable? I was suffering from disease rickets, but skeleton deformities was not recover. At this age (23) is it curable?

Not as an adult : Rickets by definition is a disease of growing bones. It can be accompanied by a condition known as osteomalacia which is a failure to normally mineralize bone. If you have bone deformity as an adult from rickets as a child it is unlikely that it will ever fully correct. However, you can still improve your bone health by treating the osteomalacia. This may require calcium, phosphorus, and or vitamin d depending on the cause of the rickets. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Dr. Steven Warren
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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If you have Ostoporsis does it affect the whole skeleton or just parts thank you?

If you have Ostoporsis does it affect the whole skeleton or just parts thank you?

It can: It does affect the entire skeleton but areas of more stress or use show the changes more and also are more significant with regard to function. It is important to have the tests done and a visit to your provider to determine what type of osteoporosis and what type of calcium , vit D parathyroid hormone levels sex hormones etc are involved in preventing or stabilizing it ...Read more

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My shoulders got broader in my fifties as jackets don't fit,hast skeleton got broader?

My shoulders got broader in my fifties as jackets don't fit,hast skeleton got broader?

Sorry not bones: Probable fat. Your jackets may not be fitting because your body got broader meaning you gained weight. Either from fat or muscle building. The skeleton does not get bigger. ...Read more

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Could you please tell me if Ostoporosis affects the whole of the skeleton or just certain parts. Thanks?

Osteoporosis: is most noted in the larger bones like hips/spine but will affect the whole skeletal system. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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I'm eating well, healthy food too..But still my body look like a skeleton...Why?

I'm eating well, healthy food too..But still my body look like a skeleton...Why?

Your body type: We classify patients as endomorph, mesomorph or ectomorph. The latter are those who tend to eat whatever they want and yet don't gain any weight. The good news is that you're eating healthy. But are you eating enough healthy calories? If you need to expend 3, 500 calories to lose a pound of weight, that means you need to consume an extra 3, 500 calories to gain that pound. Ask doc to check thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
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Does having a "large frame" mean that their skeleton weighs more than someone with a small frame?

One way to put it: That is a very succinct way of stating it. Typically you will notice larger overall bone structure if not general size as well. Think of a small dog like a yorkshire terrier compared to a st. Bernard. Look at wrist size, shoulder and hip width, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Does your head (craniofacial skeleton) grow or change as you get taller?

Depends on age: The skull is composed with an elaborate collection of growth centers that essentially push away from each other as the skull volume increases with age. By the age of 9 most of the suture lines of the skull start to fuse & there is little added increase.Since the adolescence growth spurt occurs in the mid to late teens, there will be a point where u grow taller but your head is done. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What is the difference between the vertebrae and the skeleton?

Vertebrae are the...: names of the bones that make up your spine. The skeleton is the structure made up of all of the bones in your body. ...Read more

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