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Is It Possible To Develop Arthritis From Cracking Bones Too Much
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Possibly: I would not "crack" your neck. This could lead to damage over time. A consultation with a reputable chiropractor may be a better option for spinal manipulation. ...Read more
Read hyperthyroidism can cause tall structure. Is it just in kids or could a 40YO even gain added height? Can it keep the long bones from ever closing
No way: There is no medication, thyroid or otherwise, that will make a 40-year old grow taller. You may ruin your health by chasing hormones or supplements and it will lighten your wallet too. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
No: The dose of dialysis as commonly provided three times a week is the minimal required to maintain some balance and adding treatments helps in several ways. On the other hand if too much fluid is removed it can cause excessive drops in blood pressure and severe cramps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?
See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more
Hypermobile joints that cause uneven wear 2 joints can cause osteoarthritis. Is this primary or secondary oa? How long can take oa to develop 4 this?
Is it true that when you break a bone is better to take naproxen because acetaminophen causes liver damage and ibuprofen prevents bone growth?
Is there something that could make me prone to bone spurs? Every time I injure a joint they end up removing one. Ankle, knee and shoulder so far.
Xs diet or bone calc: Excess dietary calcium can mess with absorption of other minerals like iron, can lead to kidney stones, but won't usually affect blood levels, probably won't have a direct effect on bone. Excess bone calcium occurs in some uncommon diseases and can affect bone strength, bone growth and turnover. ...Read more
No: It is extremely difficult to cause serious damage from headbanging other than bumps and bruise.To generate damaging force is difficult as the brains self protection mechanism generally workds subconsciously. ...Read more
Is there anyway to strengthen the weak cartilage from costochondritis so it doesn't hurt as bad when I'm working out?
PRP: You are rather young to have this condition. It is usually post vital and resolves with a course of prednisone or sometimes colchicine. If it has been present for a long time you need evaluation for autoimmune disease and a full blood wok up. PRP= Platelet Rich Plasma. A doctor draws your blood and injects platelets back in to the inflamed areas. This helps heal up the inflammation . ...Read more
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