WORD OF DAY: Anosognosia

Anosognosia:

When an individual ignores and or refuses to recognize an area of the body that has a defect, illness, and or injury. This is sometime the reason why certain individuals refuse to take needed medications. It is often seen in psyche related illneses such as schizophrenia and bipolar. It is sometimes also seen in stroke/brain injury victims. Lack of awareness rather than denial, is a better way to describe this word.

 

References:

Merriam-Webster Link

NAMI

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VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY CAUSES

LOW

  • Poor sun exposure
  • Malabsorption: crohn’s, celiac, cystic fibrosis, resection small intestines, short bowel syndrome
  • Medications: Antiretroviral tx, rifampin, St John’s Wort, anti seizure (dilantin) medications, glucocorticoids (1)
  • Benign or malignant tumor
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Inadequate dietary intake
  • Oncogenic Osteomalacia
  • Vegan diet
  • Having darker skin color

 

REFERENCE:

  1. Epocrates Vitamin D Deficiency
  2. Vitamin D Deficiency WebMD
  3. EMedicine