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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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Rickets (Definition)

A condition that causes the bones of children to soften and weaken, usually because of an extreme and ...Read more


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What are the causes of vitamin d deficincy? And are the treatments?

What are the causes of vitamin d deficincy? And are the treatments?

Lack of sun and diet: Vitamin d deficiency is fairly common and important to treat. Sun exposure can improve vitamin d levels. Diet can be lacking in vit d--(eg if you are not a milk drinker- milk is fortified with vitamin d). Over the counter supplements are widely available (make sure to take vitamin d3- to assure maximum benefit) up to 5000 units- probably need at least 1000 units per day. ...Read more

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What are treatments of hyperuricemia?

What are treatments of hyperuricemia?

Several.: Probenicid lowers uric acid by causing you to "pee" it out. There are drugs Allopurinol and uloric (on patient), that are called xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which inhibit the production of uric acid. These drugs are synergistic.If you are hyperuricemic and have not had a gout attack, it still should be lowered.Because it is only a matter of time. Everyone with gout already has deposits in joints! ...Read more

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How many types of osteogenesis imperfecta are there?

How many types of osteogenesis imperfecta are there?

There are 8 types: Dominantly Inherited Type I:Mildest form ~ 50% of total. Type II:Most severe form. High mortality rate Type III:Most severe type who survives neonatal period. Type IV: Moderate-severe growth retardation Type V: Moderate in severity. Hypertrophic calluses Type VI:Rare.Similar symptoms to OI Type IV Resessively inherited Types VII and VIII Type VII resembles IV and II Type VIII similar to II, III ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Aging Gracefully?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Aging Gracefully?

I would anti-: Antioxidants which show some benefit (grape seed or green tea extract! Read the latest on metformin. It decreases cancer in diabetics and the life span of many features. On March 15, 2017 a huge trial is being conducted by the NIH to see if it extended life or prevents cancer. This does require an Rx. Omega-3 oils decrease triglycerides and give anti-coagulant properties! ...Read more

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What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

Exercise: Get precise advice from your primary doctor or mineral metabolism specialist, because your type may need more than exercise. In general though, bone, like muscle, gets stronger with use. So weight bearing exercise (walking, running) can strengthen back (spine) and leg bones. Weight training can help bone and muscle strength in those areas and in the arms. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

What are some of the treatments for metatarsal bone fractures?

Cast or boot & rest: Most mildly displaced to nondisplaced traumatic or stress fractures of the metatarsals heal well without the need for surgery. There are a few exceptions, including a specific fracture of the 5th metatarsal called a jones fracture. A boot walker or a cast are often used for treatment, and typical healing occurs in approximately 6 weeks. Crutches may also be used with the cast or boot. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of renal cancers?

What are the treatments of renal cancers?

Surgery, IL-2.: Surgery in the form of radical nephrectomy is the standard treatment for stage i, ii, most stage iii cases, and even for some metastatic cases. Some 10-15% of cases can benefit from interleukin 2 (aldesleukin) (il-2) and/or interferon alpha. ...Read more

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What are treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta?

What are treatments for  osteogenesis imperfecta?

Depends: Primary therapy for brittle bone disease (also known as osteogenesis imperfecta or oi) is physical therapy for fractures with adequate calcium and vitamin d intake. For more severe cases, a class of medicines known as bisphosphonates is used. These medications given intravenously or orally can decrease fracture rates and reduce bone pain. Careful management by an orthopedist, endocrinologist impt. ...Read more

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Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

ACNE RX: It depends on type of acne, inflammatory or non-inflammatory.Dermatologist recommend the combination of retin a (tretinoin) and perzagel or benzoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent with antibiotic orally. Severe cases needs Accutane rx only the dermatologist can do. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

None known: Paget's is accelerated and unregulated bone remodeling...Osteoclasts. Osteoblasts and osteocytes are involved. Bone metabolism is very complicated ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of bone cancer?

What are the treatments of bone cancer?

Depends on tumor: Radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery may be required depending on the type of tumor. ...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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