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Osteomalacia / rickets now at the age of 30, psychological damage me when doctor had confirmed me. How I can live normal life just like others? Am I totally different with others? Please let me know or help me out to overcome this situation.
Osteomalacia: wow - complicated question and answer - requires one or more subspecialists (e.g., Orthopedic Surgery, Endocrinology, etc.) - go see your Primary Care Doctor and get appropriate specialty consultation, look up on Mayo Clinic, WebMD, CDC, NIH, reputable web sites only info & bring with you, bring family member to appointments, and take notes, look for national osteomalacia patient support groups ...Read more
What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?
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
Rickets misaligned your posture? Bow legs? I can't stand and sit in right way.. what is the treatment? I'm now diagnosed osteomalacia too. Can bow legs affects on your posture? It seems my shoulders have bend too.
What does that mean if doctor said bone with yours knees is minor short? Have it affect on my hips bone too? Is it some kind of deformity? Rickets was disease I faced in my childhood and now osteomalacia,
Hard to guess: Have never heard anyone say, "Bone with your knees is minor short." To clarify, a patient can ask her doctor to explain or show on x-ray which bone or bones is short, and whether or not anything can be done or should be done about it. There are 3 bones in the knee, and also the kneecap (patella). The bones are the femur (thigh bone), and the tibia and fibula (the bones of the lower leg). ...Read more
Rickets has 3 types: Tests include vitamin D level, alkaline phosphatase, parathyroid hormone, electrolytes, BUN and creatinine, X-rays, etc... Rickets findings may include: widened or abnormally shaped metaphysis part of the bone, obviously bowed femurs, osteopenic bones with decreased mineralization, flared ribs called rachitic rosary, multiple fractures at different healing stages without unusual trauma. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Osteomalacia is abnormal bone formation leading to softening of the bones. Abnormal bowing and increased fracture risk result. It is usually, but not always, due to vit D deficiency. There are multiple causes of vit D deficiency. Diagnosis based on clinical history, blood and urine tests, and characteristic X-ray findings. Sometimes bone biopsy may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteomalacia: No. A Dexa detects osteoporosis, or decreased amount of bone matrix. Osteomalacia is an abnormal type of bone, soft bones, abnormal building process. You can have both osteoporosis/malacia, so dexa is still done in the workup to measure the amount of bone. Vit D deficiency, GI disorders that cause malabsorption, kidney disease, liver disease, certain drugs... all are part of the differential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough vitamins: Rickets is due to not enough vitamin d which you can get from sun exposure or dairy products. Microcytic anemia may be due to lack of iron (more typically from blood loss) while macrocytic anemia may be due to lack of folate and/or vitamin b12, found in fruits, vegetables & whole grains. That's why it's so important to eat a varied diet including the colors of the rainbow each day! ...Read more
Osteomalacia: This is a bone disorder characterized by impaired bone mineralization and impaired growth usually seen in children leading to "bowed legs" and bone and muscle pain, stunted growth. Basic problem is vitamin d deficiency. There are several causes of vitamin d deficiency. Lack of sun shine being one of those! ...Read more
My 1 year 8 mnths baby boy is hvng rickets....I want to ask dat whether it will be cured by medicines.....Or ny other things should be done...
Rickets can be cured: Nutritional rickets whether due to calcium, phosphate, or vitamin d deficiency can be cured by giving back what is missing of those 3. Resolving the bine disease generally takes several months. There are other forms of rickets that are inherited due to gene mutations and not curable per se but are very treatable again by giving calcium, phosphate, and/or vitamin d. ...Read more
Vitamin D supplement: Rickets is a disease, in this case, caused by vitamin d deficiency. Breastmilk is the perfect nutrition except for the amount of vitamin d. Supplementation of vitamin d is recommended until 4 mo of age, when other stores are depleted and needing a multivitamin with iron supplement. Rickets, itself, starts with boney pain. Infants are not able to tell you that they are in pain. ...Read more
Soft bones: Rickets is a disorder of children caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, It leads to softening and weakening of the bones. Usually caused by lack of sunlight or dietary intake. Rarely it can be caused by a genetic disorder or from those who have disorders that prevent absorption of minerals and vitamins Similar disorder in adults is called osteomalacia ...Read more
Most cases in kids: Rickets is a softening of the bones caused most often by vitamin d deficiency, but calcium deficiency can also be a cause. Most cases occur in children often in the setting of malnutrition. Lack of sunlight exposure has lead to an increase in incidence of rickets. The term for the adult form is osteomalacia. ...Read more
Carefully: It means a softening of the articular cartilage in joint. Usually mainly knee. It may be inherited or traumatic, and you can't stop it. Protect your joint from stress as in lb/sq ". Jumping increases this a lot, even down a stair, off a tailgate etc. Jogging is repetative trauma and can take it's toll swimming is good exercise . If swollen, gives out grinds, surg clean out may help smoothen it. ...Read more
Low Vit D: Vitamin d or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets. These days rickets is most often seen in the setting of childhood malnutrition. Risk factors include being black (blacks require more sunlight to synthesize the proper form of vit d) and being breastfed. Other environments where it can be seen is countries where food is not supplemented with vit d and in those with very low sunlight exposure. ...Read more
See below: If the defect is corrected quickly and appropriately, normal growth can occur. ...Read more