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Does osteopenia cause fractures in infants?

Does osteopenia cause fractures in infants?

Inadequate reserves : And increased loss .Deficiencies in calcium and phosphate and disturbed balance between them are frequently encountered, and may lead to significant impairment of bone deposition. Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Osteopenia, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease--differences?

Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone where there is decrease density of the bone. This is associated with age, hormonal change, medications, smoking and other issues. Basically the bone cells are out of balance and take away more bone than they replace. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Can children and teenagers take Rocaltrol (calcitriol)?

Rarely necessary: Rocaltrol or calcitriol is the active form of vitamin D and is far more expensive than standard vitamin D. It is only indicated in situations where the body is unable to activate vitamin D normally such as chronic renal disease and deficiency of parathyroid hormone which is rare and needs to be managed by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more

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Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Will legionnaires' disease effect children, the elderly, or adults differently?

Yes: The disease is a result of inhaling droplets or soil contaminated by the legionella bacterium. Not everyone who is exposed will get this. Risk factors include age over 65 years, low immunity, smoking, steroid treatment, chronic lung disease and occupational (air conditioner maintainers). ...Read more

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Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

No More Than Others: There is currently no research supporting the notion that the older the mom, the more likely that their kids will have learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Can older adult men have weak or brittle bones?

Can older adult men have weak or brittle bones?

Yes they could: When older people get less active their bones also get less active and become brittle. ...Read more

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Can children with progeria get alzheimer's as kids?

No: Progeria is completely different disease and people with progeria do not develop changes in their brain indicating Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Can juvenile arthritis in children cause CKD in adulthood?

Can juvenile arthritis in children cause CKD in adulthood?

No: You need to look for another cause of your chronic kidney disease (I'm going to assume that is what CKD means). Remember that nowadays, with the fad for subscientific estimates of renal function, many athletic men are overdiagnosed just because their muscles produce extra creatinine. Painkillers for JRA can also impair kidney function, usually reversibly. Insist on a real diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

Very Common: Its a normal part of aging however if you are a high level athlete you may have higher incidence of this as you age. ...Read more

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Can children as young as 10 develop breast cancer?

Can children as young as 10 develop breast cancer?

Exceedingly rare: Statistically less than 7% of breast cancers occur in women under age 40. Only about 0.6% of breast cancer occurs under age 30. There is less than one in a million chance for children of this age to get breast cancer, but rare things can happen rarely. See this news source: http://abcnews.Go.Com/m/story?Id=8782697. ...Read more

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Can someone with childhood onset growth hormone deficiency eventually have children?

Can someone with  childhood onset growth hormone deficiency eventually have children?

Sure: Some things would have to be established first, however. Are there any other pituitary hormone deficiencies, persistent gh deficiency, or abnormalities around the brain and pituitary gland from childhood mri? Any other medical condition? Many kids grow up to be adults who no longer have gh deficiency, but an endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whyare older adults especially at risk for dehydration?

Whyare older adults especially at risk for dehydration?

Ability and desire: Decreased mobility (ability or desire to get fluids) and decreased thirst mechanism. Because of decreased physiologic reserves they are more easily injured by dehydration. That is, an elderly person may become mildly dehydrated then become more demented or wobbly or suffer kidney damage whereas a young person might have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Good question !!: The viral infection is systemic and adults for some reason are more susceptible to brain and lung involvement. ...Read more

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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read more

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Do oral health problems affect children differently than adolescents and adults?

Do oral health problems affect children differently than adolescents and adults?

Yes : Young children do not handle pain or oral discomfort as well as an adult or adolescents. Please have your child see a dentist or children dental specialist to have an exam and solve any problem that may exist. ...Read more

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