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Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Stress
Which health condition is related to a lack of calcium?
A lack of calcium leads to osteoporosis, among many other things, which is the condition of having brittle bones. When the body is deprived of calcium, it will take calcium from the bones by breaking them down. If the body continues to be deprived of calcium, the bones will not be rebuilt like they normally would. Instead they will just be broken down even further. When a person eats and drinks foods and liquids with the proper amount of calcium for their body, their body doesn't have to break the bones down for the calcium because it already has a sufficient supply.
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What are some diseases caused by viruses?
Asked in Health, Science, Conditions and Diseases
Does an endocrinologist diagnoses and treats physical reactions to substances such as dust and pollen?
What are the examples of improvised apparatus in biology?
Is sweating a symptom of Crohn's Disease?
Yes. It is a common symptom. Low grade fever especially at night can cause extra sweating. This is also called Hyperhidrosis. If you find you are sweating more than usual during a flare up of Crohn's you should monitor and increase your fluid intake otherwise you are at higher than normal risk dehydration.
What causes bumps on the back of your tongue?
The bumps on the back of your tongue would be called your taste buds. The vallate papillae are a v-shaped row of larger taste buds at the back of your tongue. Many people don't notice these until they have a concern about oral infection and take a good look in their throat, not realizing that these prominent bumps have always been there. Take a look at the related link to see if these vallate papillae are what you're concerned about. And, whatever you're seeing, make an appointment with your health care provider for screening if you have reason to be concerned about oral infections. The normal tongue has numerous taste buds which are necessary for appreciation of taste. Those at the back are relatively larger and form prominences. These bumps are caused by underlying taste buds. how do you know for sure that they are inflammed taste buds? Couldn't it be warts on the back of the tongue? no, you could have inflammed taste buds--see a doctor for diagnosis good luck If you are talking about the big ones in a line on the back of your tongue They belong there. They are part of you taste buds, leave them alone It's possible but unlikely. Why are you chewing marijuana? Oh, you smoked it? Perhaps smoking is irritating your toungue. If it happens again, quit smoking. Pot can cause all sorts of problems, the irritation from the smoke could cause this sort of symptom. It is however, important to know that your tongue has natural bumps in the back which are larger than the bumps in the front, even though they are in fact taste buds. If you were smoking with other people you could have caught something from them... maybe strep or mono who knows... if you're worried about it go to the doctor 1 you don't necesarily have to tell him you smoked and 2 he will have to keep it confidential if you do. There is a condition called Benign Migratory Glossitis that can cause reddish bumps. Usually harmless, if it lasts for more than 10 days or so, see your doctor or dentist. Those Bumps on your tongue are called taste buds. Red bumps on the back of the tongue can be numerous things. Tastebuds tend to get larger towards the back of the tongue so this may be the case. I've had that happen to me when I ate some really hot food. If you've had penicillin lately and have red blotches on your abdomen that would appear to be an allergic reaction causing the red bumps. Sometimes doctors will prescribe a Tetracycline mouth rinse. Tetracycline is an antibiotic which would indicate the bumps are caused by bacteria. So this would be useless if you have swollen or aggravated taste buds. The best thing to do is to go see a doctor who can actually see the bumps and run tests. if you have big red bumps on the back of your tongue its an allergic reaction Sores on the tongue I believe these red bumps on the back of your tongue could possibly be either canker sores or, if you are sick with the flu, signs that you may have strep throat. Also if you recently burned yourself while drinking something too hot for your tastebuds it could have caused this. Explanations from other WikiAnswers Contributors: They could be taste buds Circumvallate papillae would be the proper name. In Chinese Medicine, red bumps on the back of the tongue may mean Kidney issues. If the bumps are big and elevated, that may be excess stress (Kidney Yang excess), which can affect sleep, mood (anxiety), and immune system. If you don't have pain or visible infection, Western Medicine may call this "normal". It's possible. See the related questions link.
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How do people get tuberculosis?
* Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, re-emerging bacterial illness that usually affects the lungs. * TB bacteria are spread from person to person through the air. * There are two forms of TB: 1) TB infection, and 2) TB disease (active TB). Most people with TB have infection. People with TB infection have no symptoms and cannot spread TB to others. People with TB disease have symptoms and can spread TB to others. * People with TB infection can take medicine to keep them from getting TB disease. People with TB disease can usually be cured with anti-TB drugs. To be effective, the drugs must be taken exactly as prescribed. Some new strains of TB are resistant to many anti-TB drugs. * Preventing TB involves: 1) keeping people from becoming infected with TB, 2) keeping people with TB infection from getting TB disease, 3) treating people with TB disease, and 4) implementing precautions in institutional settings to reduce the risk of TB transmission.