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Doctor insights on: Vitamin D Deficiency In Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more

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With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

With juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can I take glucosamine?

Yes, you can take it: But glucosamine is useless for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. You should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

Whats the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?does rheumatoid arthritis cause CKD?

See details: JRA is arbitrarily defined as rheumatoid arthritis starting before the age 16 and adult RA as starting at age 16 or later. RA does not cause chronic kidney disease unless there is a secondary amyloidosis and medication toxicity. ...Read more

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Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

Could low vitamin d be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis?

No: Low vitamin d could not be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis, but low vitamin d levels can be associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and some studies are suggesting that lower levels of vitamin d are associated with more severe disease. ...Read more

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What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

What causes hair loss in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis jra?

The medecation used: About 20% of patients using Methotrexate could have side effects. They include nausea and vomiting, rash, mild hair loss, headache, mouth sores, and muscle aches. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d deficency in children?

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What causes vitamin d deficency  in children?

Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause sacroiliitis?

Can vitamin D deficiency cause sacroiliitis?

D Deficiency: Very unlikely to cause sacroiliitis. More importantly do not underdo or overdo vitamin D dosing. 500 mg a day is OK. London's weather won't bother your vitamin D. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

Can methotrexate cause a vitamin d deficiency?

No: Methotrexate inhibits folic acid metabolism and thereby inhibits synthesis ofbDNA, RNA, thymidylates and proteins. Vitamin D is a group of secosteroidsvthat enhances the absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

Vitamin d deficiency and fibromyalgia connected?

In some cases: We don't really know what causes fibromyalgia. Some studies have found that many who have fibromyalgia have vitamin d deficiency, while others have not found this. In some studies taking vit d in those who were deficient improved symptoms. So worth checking d levels but also see a good holistic doc. Many with fibromyalgia are hypothyroid. Many have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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What problems have to do with vitamin d deficiency other than rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy diet. All adults should take 1000 international units of vitamin d daily. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Poor intake/absorp-: There are three categories of problems leading to vitamin d deficiency. --low intake of vitamin d: individuals on vegetarian diet & vegan diet --low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract: individuals with pancreatic or liver disease --inability to activate vitamin d: individuals with kidney failure. ...Read more

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Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Which vitamin deficiencies does graves disease have?

Not vitamin: Deficiency. Graves disease is hyperactive thyroid gland. It is not due to vitamin deficiency but may be associated with nutriotional problems due to increased metabolic rate. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/ds00181. ...Read more

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RA factor@17, CRP@5.7, CO2@20, S.Albumin@4.2, ALT(GPT)@59, VitB12@1189, VitD@16.7, Iron Sat.@16%. Normal? Eval for RA. Have Fibro. Waiting on ANA/CCP.

See details: Those values mean absolutely nothing by themselves except for the fact that most are normal. Rheumatologic diagnosis, especially RA, depends on the presence of an inflammatory arthritis, not just aches and pains. Lab studies confirm the clinical diagnosis, they do not make the diagnosis by themselves. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis actually hereditary?

Is rheumatoid arthritis actually hereditary?

Partly: Ra and other common diseases exhibit multifactorial determination--some genetic predisposition with modification by environemental factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stuart Seigel
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Vitamin D Deficiency (Definition)

A condition in which there is too little vitamin D in the body, which may be the result of inadequate exposure to sunlight or not enough vitamin ...Read more