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How would you come up with a solution to a growing rickets problem for a small city, what would you recommend?

Rickets is a bone disease. How would your approach be different in Texas verse Maine? Please only those who want to help!

In both areas I would develop programs to ensure that small children get milk fortified with vitamin D. Day-care centers and pre-schools need special attention, then children in the primary grades. Fresh air and sunshine, OK, especially the sunshine, should be encouraged.

We argue a lot about vitamin D supplementation in infants of nursing mothers. In cloudy, cold climes, I would recommend it.

I would think the problem would be worse in Maine with its long relatively sunless winter.   (+ info)

Is there a gene or procedure that can cancel our Rickets in pregnancy?

I have Rickets, a bone degenerative disease, and i really want to have a baby with my fiance but i don't want the child to have the disease. Is there something that could kill the gene, or even cancel it out?

I don't think so...  (+ info)

how can unbalanced cause the rickets and anaemia?

im doing this course work its about anaemia and rickets, and the question is describe how unbalanced diets can result in the development of the two identified medical condition (anaemia, rickets) 1.) why the diet is likely to be deficient in the nutrient ie why is someone not having nutrient?
2.) who is likely to be deficient in this nutrient ie the vulnerable groups, and why they are at the risk of deficiency?

Iron deficiency causes anaemia. This is common in women as blood is lost during menstruation, and can also occur due to blood loss for other reasons and diseases in which nutrients are poorly absorbed. People at risk include vegetarians who don't get much iron, alcoholics who don't eat much of anything, and people in developing countries who have very poor diets. Anaemia can also occur unrelated to diet and iron intake, as a result of many medical conditions.

Rickets is due to a lack of vitamin D. People at risk, again, include people who cannot absorb nutrients, alcoholics and very poor people, who have bad diets, bad living conditions and don't see much sunlight.  (+ info)

Is the disease Rickets in children deadly?

I have a question about the disease Rickets that's caused by a vitamin D deficiency in children. I couldn't find the answer online.

1. Is it deadly if not treated?

Well, Rickets itself is not deadly, but because the children can have many broken and fractured bones, infection is more likely to take place and that can increase the chance of spreading to the blood and that can increase the chance of death. If it's not treated of course...

It's like a link of things that have to happen.  (+ info)

Anyone else over the age of 18 with rickets?

My name is Jessyka. I will be turning 19 in may and I have rickets. I have had the surgery's done to fix it when i was 3 and 4. But now my legs are completely bowed out again. I don't remember anything about the surgery and how long it took me to recover. Does any one know how long it would take? And I'm looking for some people that i can talk to that relate to me in this damn disease.

I don't have Rickets, but am writing to give you the link to a site that may help you find more information.

The link is at: http://orthopedics.about.com  (+ info)

Is it possible to have rickets on your stomach?

Someone asked me this, because she is a bit fat. Not on her legs, just her stomach. And it it doesn't go over the bone like it usually does. Txs.

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What is good to Take for RICKETS and MUSCLE SPASMS?

What vitimans and minerals are good to take for this. Or Diet? Any ideas. Does anyone have this disease? What has worked for you?

The spasms and the rickets are both caused by inadequate calcium, and that is caused by not enough vitamin D.
Get a bunch of sunshine. 15minutes of sunshine on 50% of your body will produce over 10,000IU of D.
Or get some supplemental D, and take a bunch. You can take 10,000IU a day for a month with no danger.
A doc can prescribe 100,000IU supps.  (+ info)

Do muslim women who wear the full veil suffer from rickets?

I have seen a Q &A that asserts this, but is it a myth or actually true - and what evidence is there?

theoritically this absolutely true but practically i didnot see or hear about even one case like that  (+ info)

if you walk funny do you have rickets?

some ppl walk like theres a dick up their butts..is it rickets?wat is rickets and how do walk if you have it?and how can u cure rickets without going to the doctors?

Rickets is a softening of the bones in children potentially leading to fractures and deformity.
The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency, but lack of adequate calcium in the diet may also lead to rickets. Although it can occur in adults, the majority of cases occur in children suffering from severe malnutrition, usually resulting from famine or starvation during the early stages of childhood.
Treatment involves increasing dietary intake of calcium, phosphates and vitamin D. Exposure to ultraviolet in sunshine, cod liver oil, halibut-liver oil, and viosterol are all sources of vitamin D.

Many issues can cause posture & gait deformities, but rickets can be one of the possible causes due to the affect it has on the shape of the patient's legs resulting from malnutrition.  (+ info)

How does rickets (a skeletal system pathogen) disrupt homeostasis in the body?

^^ article about rickets

It seems to me like your article answers your question for you.

Homeostasis "is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, constant condition."

Rickets is the softening and weakening of the bones due to a vitamin D deficiency. Rickets doesn't disrupt the homeostasis in the body, the lack of vitamin D does, in turn, causing rickets.

The following paragraph from your article describes the disruption of homeostasis caused by a vitamin D deficiency

"Vitamin D helps the body properly control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. When the body is deficient in vitamin D, it is unable to properly control calcium and phosphate levels. If the blood levels of these minerals become too low, the body may produce other body hormones to stimulate release of calcium and phosphate from the bones. This leads to weak and soft bones."  (+ info)

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