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A Patient’s Guide to Nutraceuticals (Dietary Supplements)

Nutraceuticals

Introduction

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical is a new word, invented by Dr. Stephen DeFelice in 1989. It is two words put together: nutritional and pharmaceutical. Nutraceuticals are dietary supplements that are also called functional foods.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a […]

Skeletal Scintigraphy

Basics Description Skeletal scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine imaging method for bone disease. Advantages: High sensitivity for early detection of disease Whole body survey Disadvantage: Limited specificity Diagnosis Signs and Symptoms Indications Whole body skeletal scintigraphy: Primary bone tumors Osteomyelitis Joint prosthesis pain Occult fractures Stress fractures and shin splints Spondylosis Reflex sympathetic dystrophy […]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Basics Description Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a family of disorders involving abnormal collagen that produces connective tissue laxity, with many resultant abnormalities in the skeleton, vasculature, eyes, and other systems. At least 11 subtypes of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have been identified, with varying patterns of inheritance and genetic causes. The age at diagnosis varies from infancy […]