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Doctor insights on: Calcium Metabolism Disorders In Children

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How does alcohol affect body's metabolism or calcium level?

How does alcohol affect body's metabolism or calcium level?

Only in excess: Many studies have shown that a woman who drinks one alcoholic beverage a day or a man who has 2 drinks will live longer than those who drink more or less alcohol. Higher intakes can effect metabolism including calcium especially if there is a poor nutritional intake. ...Read more

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Could a long term infection with h pylori impair the metabolism of calcium, as well as the vitamin k?

Could a long term infection with h pylori impair the metabolism of calcium, as well as the vitamin k?

Not known to but...: I admire your persistence in asking this. I think the reason no one answered yet is no one knows, though i know of no evidence of this ; can think of no mechanism via which this might happen. However, see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3166673/ for an interesting possible association.
H. Pylori infection is a complex subject- see
http://www.Allaboutnutritionalhealing.Com/hpyloristory. ...Read more

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What kind(s) of specialist(s) would be able to diagnose & treat glutamate metabolism disorders and nitrogen metabolism disorders?

What kind(s) of specialist(s) would be able to diagnose & treat glutamate metabolism disorders and nitrogen metabolism disorders?

1-Step Metabolomics: Any physician can order the most broad-spectrum screen for metabolic disorders: "one-step metabolomics". Here is a link to a video demonstration of the technique.
http://www.jove.com/video/2014/one-step-metabolomics-carbohydrates-organic-amino-acids-quantified. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause some acid-base metabolism disorders?

Can dehydration cause some acid-base metabolism disorders?

Yes: Dehydration can result in low blood volume or hypovolemia, which affects tissue perfusion and oxygenetion. The tissues are stressed and produce acids that spill into blood, which cause acidity in the blood. The extent of acidity can be tested and give an idea of the severity of the dehydration. ...Read more

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What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

Various conditions: Severe uncontrolled diabetes can cause several metabolic problems. The most dire is diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), which is more common in patients who are Insulin deficient. Dka is a severe form of metabolic acidosis that can lead to multiple organ failure. Very high glucoses can also cause high triglycerides, a disorder of fatty particle metabolism that may lead to pancreatitis and heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of thyroid or other metabolism slowing disorders?

What is the frequency of thyroid or other metabolism slowing disorders?

Thyroid somewhat: Thyroid disorders, including hypo or under active thyroid, are not uncommon. Other disorders which "slow" metabolism are only seen in internet commercials and other scams, they don't really occur in real life. ...Read more

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Are calcium supplements really necessary for children?

Are calcium supplements really necessary for children?

Diet dependent: Hello. If a child is consuming calcium-containing foods on a daily basis (milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, kale, etc), there is no need for additional calcium supplementation. I would only recommend supplements if your child "refuses" to consume any of these foods. Daily calcium is important for normal bone mineralization to aid with growth and prevent fractures. ...Read more

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Are acid-base metabolism disorders very serious?

Are acid-base metabolism disorders very serious?

Sometimes: There is some research that shows that certain individuals may have familial reasons for their obesity and low metabolism. ...Read more

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Can gilbert's disease slow down metabolism of meds?

Can gilbert's disease slow down metabolism of meds?

No.: Gilbert's "disease" is a genetic anomaly in which there is a reduced ability to clear bilirubin from the body. This occasionally produces a visible excess of bilirubin in the body during times of increased bilirubin production. This does not affect the clearance of medications. ...Read more

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What are serious magnesium metabolism disorders and how they can be diagnosed? It seems like my body is not absorbing enough or excreting too much

What are serious magnesium metabolism disorders and how they can be diagnosed? It seems like my body is not absorbing enough or excreting too much

Low magnesium: Low magnesium can be caused by: Alcoholism, Chronic diarrhea, intestinal diseases: celiac and inflammatory bowel dz, diet deficiency, meds: Diuretics, Prevacid (lansoprazole) and like acid inhibitors, chemotherapy, and certain antibiotics. Genetic defects of kidney tubules can cause low mag (Gitelmans), and excess aldosterone secretion by adrenals. Eval: 24 hour urine Mag, Ca, Sodium, Potassium excretion ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. Is it safe to take adora calcium?

I have celiac disease. Is it safe to take adora calcium?

Yes, if no gluten: If there is no gluten in the adora ca supplements, then it should be ok to take. Always check labels on all food, vitamins, supplements & meds for gluten. If in doubt, contact the manufacturer. Many supplements will state "gluten-free" only the label, if they are.
Gluten is in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, spelt; similar protein (prolamine) is in oats. Wheat flour is sometimes a filler in suppl. ...Read more

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Can Parkinson's disease affect your metabolism and is it hereditary?

Can Parkinson's disease affect your metabolism and is it hereditary?

Yes!!: Pd can definitely cause fatigue/malaise, even out-right excessive daytime sleepiness. These are purely organic symptoms of the disease. Also, slowed gut parastalsis can reduce appetite (loss of sense of smell & thereby taste contributes too) , cause early satiety (filling quickly), constipation & leave the person feeling gassy & bloated. All of which contribute to a sense slow metabolism. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to suddenly get a metabolism disorder that causes obesity?

Yes, but uncommon: There are metabolic disorders that cause obesity; hypothyroidism, cushing's syndrome. But most of the time it is not so exotic, but some combination of getting older with naturally slower metabolism, eating more (maybe stressed), less exercise, etc, etc. See your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get my metabolism back to normal after having an eating disorder?

What would be the best way to get my metabolism back to normal after having an eating disorder?

Can Vary: Return to baseline metabolism can vary from 3 months to 2 years. It all depends on the type of eating disorder, how long you suffered, and your personal genetics. Many doctors and nutritionist have a metabolic testing unit in their office which can follow progression. I test and monitor every 2-3 months. ...Read more

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R calcium helpful for my condition? I'm having disc degenerative disease at c3-4 l4-5. Any recommendations?

R calcium helpful for my condition? I'm having disc degenerative disease at c3-4 l4-5. Any recommendations?

Unlikely: Although both vitamin d and calcium play important roles in bone health and mineralization, their benefits are not definite. It depends on various factors in various conditions that the patient may or may not have. For osteoporotic patients a DEXA scan may be helpful in determining the health of the bone. In your specific case they may not add much benefit but if you don't have any other medical problems taking a multivitamin including vitamin d and calcium will not hurt. ...Read more

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Can autoantibodies against glutamate receptors cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Can autoantibodies against glutamate receptors cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Yes. Great Question!: The Amino Acid glutamate plays a central role in nitrogen metabolism & participates in multiple biochemical pathways. Disease examples: autoantibodies to the glutamate receptor kill neurons via activation of the receptor ion channel. Anti-nmda receptor encephalitis is a treatment-responsive inflammatory encephalopathic autoimmune disease associated with anti-nmda receptor antibodies. ...Read more

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Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Does a high calcium deposit score mean that you have heart disease?

Might: A coronary calcium scan is not advised for routine screening for coronary artery disease.1 this test may not tell your doctor any more about your risk for heart disease than your risk factors do.
Major risk factor are: high blood pressure, diabeteshigh cholestrol, smoking, genetic facors, and obesity. ...Read more

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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

Depends: There are a variety of sources depending on age and co-existing food allergies. Soy milk is a possible but 30% of cow milk allergic will be allergic to it. Goat milk or cheese, rice milk, etc. Older kids can simply be fed Tums wafers/tablets I a once or twice a day dosing based on size/need. These have enough calcium. The fluid/sugar & fat found in cow milk can be found in many sources. ...Read more

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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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Can a chronic carbohydrate metabolism disorder result in hyperglycemia or glycosuria?

Can a chronic carbohydrate metabolism disorder result in hyperglycemia or glycosuria?

Yes and no!: Both are caused by Insulin lacking, however of the two types, little Insulin (type 1-dm), or relatively too little (type 2-dm) caused by the body becoming resistant to it's own insulin. Insulin is necessary to put fat in a cell, without it you burn fat, as in juvenile onset type-1 dm.
Most people do not know that type-2 dm is far more hereditable than type one. ...Read more

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What kinds of doctors treat metabolic disorders (glutamate metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, methylation disorders)?

What kinds of doctors treat metabolic disorders (glutamate metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, methylation disorders)?

Methylation: Methylation disorders (mthfr and comt) can affect as much as 25% of the general population.
Integrative medicine doctors will generally treat, also functional medicine and a holistic medicine. ...Read more

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Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Can autoantibodies against glutamine synthetase and/or glutamate dehydrogenase cause glutamate metabolism disorders?

Still searching: Glutamine synthase is part of the glutamine synthetase family. Ammonia incorporation in animals occurs through the actions of glutamate dehydrogenase and glutamine synthase. Glutamate plays the central role in mammalian nitrogen flow, serving as both a nitrogen donor and nitrogen acceptor. I am unble to find references in my search so far as to autoantibodies to these but see comment. ...Read more

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Can a person be genetically predisposed to develop a disorder of glutamate metabolism later in life? How could you test for this?

Can a person be genetically predisposed to develop a disorder of glutamate metabolism later in life?  How could you test for this?

Complete evaluation: Many genetic conditions may not express themselves early. See a specialist, perhaps a neurologist, psychiatrist or endocrinologist who will review your history medications and diet. ...Read more