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What medical condition goes with brittle bones?

What medical condition goes with brittle bones?

A lot (sorry): Slight spinal curvature, loose joints, poor muscle tone, discoloration of the sclera (whites of the eyes), early loss of hearing in some children, slight protrusion of the eyes, respiratory problems and others. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

Under mircroscope: Cataracts are usually diagnosed by looking under the microscope called slit lamp. Advanced cataracts can be seen on CT scans & xrays. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Which condition is associated with sudden fall in BP with serious jerking, CKD, Psoriasis, DM, HTN?

Which condition is associated with sudden fall in BP with serious jerking, CKD, Psoriasis, DM, HTN?

More than 1 thing: Hi. There is no unifying underlying condition. I suspect the DM and HTN caused the CKD. Assuming you're type 2, the psoriasis is an independent and unrelated disease. Are you conscious with the jerking? If not, it could be a seizure. If so, it could be hypoglycemia from too much insulin (altho can lose consciousness). Falls in BP can be serious, but also, BP does vary throughout day. ...Read more

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With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

With brittle bone disease and kidney failure, is this fatal?

Not necessarily,: If kidney failure means on dialysis it is worse than if not on dialysis. At any rate need to control your phosphate levels and take your meds as prescribed to control you bone disease so no hip fracture will occur which will increase mortality. Control phosphate by no dairy products and control bean/ legume intake. Also, no cola including dr. Pepper, but root beer is okay. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Not autoimmunity: Have you got Conn's? A renal tubulopathy? A genetic potassium wasting / Fanconi syndrome? Don't focus on autoimmunity just because of the huge amount of "pop" writing about it -- an immune interstitial nephritis is low on my list for you. Low potassium is a huge red flag. Has your vitamin D been checked -- it's a very common cause of bone pain though not the rest. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

Is osteoporosis a disease or disorder?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with subsequent loss of structural strength. Therfore it should be considered a mechanical risk factor as there is no pain unless there is a fracture. Like a disease, osteoprosis has treaments that improve bone density and strength and reduce the risk of fracture. Testing for osteoporosis is considered similar to testing for breast cancer with mammog. ...Read more

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What is Crohn's disease? Is b 12 deficiency associated with chrohns? Is claustrophobia panic attacks with phobia caused by vit b deficiecy ?

What is Crohn's disease? Is b 12 deficiency associated with chrohns? Is claustrophobia  panic attacks  with phobia caused by vit b deficiecy ?

Chrohn's and B-12: Chrohn's is complex, but in short: inflammatory, immune system overdrive in GI tract. Damage to intestine lessens absorption of B-12 and less nutritional intake combined cause deficiency. And, YES, it can lead to mental health issues. B-12 (+ others) is essential to good nervous system function. 2 Links: B12patch.com AND http://www.livestrong.com/article/316721-crohns-disease-a-b12-deficiency/ ...Read more

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What is grave condition compared to critical condition?

Grave vs critical: What is grave condition compared to critical condition? ANS: This will depend on the local language used by your Dr team.. So discuss with them. Let us know what they mean in South Texas. ...Read more

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Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Is charcot marie tooth disease related to diabetes mellitus in any way?

Diabetes: Are you thinking of Charcot joint? This is a destructive joint process, usually the foot, due to diabetic neuropathy or other neuropathies. ...Read more

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Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read more

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Is degenerative joint disease covered by disability?

Pain physician: It is the effect of a disorder/disease which makes a person disable rather than having the disease. You should consult a pain management center for better guidance. ...Read more

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Can brittle bone disease be fatal?

Can brittle bone disease be fatal?

Yes it could be: Some new born die during delivery because they have so many fractures during delivery. (osteogenesis imperfecta). ...Read more

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Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?

Not Simply Skin: There has been an association between psoriasis and increased risk of heart disease possibly due to other concomitant factors (inflammation and increased lipids) that seem to exist with this condition. Screening psoriatic patients more aggressively than previously thought to modify their risky behaviors and address treatable issues would go a long way toward lowering risk before illness strikes. ...Read more

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Is rickets a urable disease in teenagers?

Is rickets a urable disease in teenagers?

Maybe: It is treatable, but depending on the underlying cause it may not be curable. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

Osteoporosis: There are a number of drugs that prevent further bone loss and some of them may increase your bone mass and strength. Your doctor should already discussed with you. If that hasn't happened please contact your doctor again. If that does not satisfy you have your family or friends refer you to a better doctor. ...Read more