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Is osteomalacia different from rickets?

Is osteomalacia different from rickets?

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

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Rickets (Definition)

A disorder marked by inadequate or defective mineralization of the skeleton, resulting in soft or fragile bones. When the disease occurs in children, it is known as rickets and tends to ...Read more


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What are the signs of osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

What are the signs of osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

Let me help: The dull, aching pain associated with osteomalacia most commonly affects the lower back, pelvis, hips, legs and ribs. The pain may be worse at night, or when you're putting weight on affected bones. Bone fractures that happen without a real injury. muscle weakness, widespread bone pain, especially in the hips. ...Read more

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Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Is osteoporosis in young men caused by severe vit d deficiency is reversible?

Vit d deficiency: due to dietary absence or standard rickets gets better when the diet improves. Long term changes to the bones change in a growing child but after bone growth stops or as skeletal maturity approaches the bone lose their ability to remodel or change shape back to normal. Other casues such as endocrine or renal are more complex ...Read more

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Are rickets and is bow legs related to each other?

Are rickets and is bow legs related to each other?

Rickets can cause: bow legs, but not all bow legs are caused by rickets and not all people with rickets have bow legs. Rickets is softening or weakening of bones, caused by a Vitamin D deficiency, and that can lead to bow legs, as well as other skeletal deformities. Speak to your/your child's doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Is the spine deformation from osteoporosis reversible?

Is the spine deformation from osteoporosis reversible?

Not naturally: The increase bedding or widows hump caused from osteoporosis is not naturally reversible. With acute fractures of the thoracic spine, at times a kyphoplasty may be performed to inject bone cement into to collapsed vertebra to build it back up, but long standing multi-level changes are not. ...Read more

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How is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vitamin e?

How is alpha-tocopherol different from other forms of vitamin e?

There are 8 forms...: ...Of vitamin e. Alpha-tocopherol is the form that appears to have the greatest nutritional significance. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

Vit d def in sailors: It could be from both nutrtional def and lack of sunlight if the saiore are sailing in areas with low or no sunlight ( e.g. Always foggy). ...Read more

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What is the function of vitamin d from sun?

What is the function of vitamin d from sun?

You need sunlight : You need sunlight exposure to produce vit d in your body. ...Read more

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Scheuermann's disease (humpback) is a disease of the spine that victims are born with, what causes this?

Scheuermann's disease (humpback) is a disease of the spine that victims are born with, what causes this?

No one knows 4 sure: Scheuermann's disease, which usually shows up at 13-16 years old, causes a 'hunching forward' appearance of the spine. It occurs in less than 1% of people in the US, is more common in males, and no one knows for sure what causes it, although there seems to be a genetic component that contributes to it. ...Read more

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I was suffering from rickets and kidney stones also diagnosed.Age is 23.Skeletal deformities .Now my teeth is growing large. Also ricket?Wt treatment?

I was suffering from rickets and kidney stones also diagnosed.Age is 23.Skeletal deformities .Now my teeth is growing large. Also ricket?Wt treatment?

Maybe: I would suggest seeing a dentist to determine the condition of your teeth. The teeth may be more prone to tooth decay or coming loose but it may be possible to prevent those problems with aggressive preventative care. Any malformation of the tops of the teeth can be treated with crowns.. If it is needed. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

What is the prevalence rate of vitamin d deficiency globally and in asia in particular?

High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more

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What children's vitamin has the most minerals?

What children's vitamin has the most minerals?

Don't need: Generally it is not necessary for children to take vitamins . They do recommend vitamin d supplement and unless your doctor is telling you to take more i would just do vitamin d. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

Clotting: Hemophilia is failure of normal blood clotting and thrmobophilia is excessive blood clotting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to receive bone fractures from osteo arthritis?

Is it possible to receive bone fractures from osteo arthritis?

No: Osteoarthitis is a joint disease...It does not cause the bones to fracture. ...Read more