Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Ask a vet: This forum is for human type organisms. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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