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Dr. Reckeweg R34 It is a homeopathic remedy indicated when a patient has a deficiency of calcium. It helps in the accumulation of inorganic calcium in tissues. It is given when a patient has an abnormality in calcareous tissues. It is a very good remedy for the harmless outgrowth of cartilaginous tissue on a bone. It can be given for exostosis. It is indicated for periostitis when a patient has inflammation of the membrane covering the bone.
It is indicated for symptoms like
- Muscle spasms due to calcium deficiency.
- Tingling and numbness in feet, hands, and face.
- It helps in building strong bones.
- It helps in stabilizing blood pressure.
- Brand/Manufacturer: Dr. Reckeweg
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary Homeopathic Medicine
- Main Indication: deficiency of calcium
- Presentation: 22ML sealed Bottle
- Price of R34: Rs.220A
- Contraindications: No known contraindication
- Interactions: No known interaction
- Side-effects: No known side effects
FACTORS WHICH HAVE DIRECT EFFECT ON BONE HEALTH
Genetic factors– It is a very important factor in determining bone health. It has a significant role in determining bone mass.
Calcium is important for bone health.
Vitamin D is very important for good bone health. It helps in the absorption and utilization of calcium. Deficiency of Vitamin D is seen in home residents, hospitalized patients, and in adults with hip fractures.
Physical activity plays important role in bone health. It helps in increasing and preserving bone mass. It is said that all types of physical activity help in maintaining bone health.
Maintaining ideal body weight is very important for good bone health. Being underweight and overweight both poses risk factor. If a person is underweighting he has a risk of fracture and causes bone loss. Also, when a person loses weight he also has a bone loss.
If a person protects himself from falls, he can maintain bone health. It is important for a person who is over the age of 60.
Pregnancy and lactation play an important role in bone health. If a proper diet is not taken during this crucial time it can severely affect bone health. Besides amenorrhoea and menopause is very threat to bone health.
Various disease conditions and related medicines affect bone health.
Smoking can reduce bone mass and increase fracture risk and should be avoided for a variety of health reasons. Heavy alcohol use has been associated with reduced bone mass and increased fracture risk.
Genetic factors play important role in determining bone mass. It is responsible for 50-90 percent of bone mass.
Heredity helps to determine the following factors
- Bone structure.
- Rate of bone loss.
- Diseases like osteoporosis and Paget’s disease are also due to genetic factors.
Also, lifestyle factors such and diet and physical activity are responsible for 10-50 percent of bone mass and structure.
It is said that a 10 percent increase in bone mass could reduce fracture risk by as much as 50 percent. Also if a person paying attention to lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity throughout life can yield bone health benefits that are equal to or greater than those offered by the most powerful drugs currently used to treat osteoporosis. While good nutrition and regular physical activity are important to bone health throughout life, the optimal type of nutrition and activity will vary across the life span, as will the impact that each will have on the bone.
The life span of bones
- a) the growth phase that occurs during childhood and adolescence.
- b) the maintenance phase that occurs during young to middle adulthood.
- c) the mid-life bone loss phase that typically occurs in adults between age 50–70
- d) the frailty phase that typically occurs in adults over age 70.
Adolescence is a particularly important role in bone health. It is said that bone mineral gained during this period typically equals the amount lost throughout the remainder of adult life. Failure to achieve an optimized bone mass at the end of adolescence leaves an individual with much less reserve to withstand the normal losses during later life. Most gains in bone mass during puberty are due to an increase in bone length and size rather than bone density. Fracture rates go up during this period of extremely rapid growth, possibly because the bone is temporarily weaker because bone mineralization lags behind growth in bone length.
Once bone mass in late adolescence, bone health is optimized by maintaining as much of this bone mass as possible throughout adulthood. Bone formation and resorption are generally in balance with each other during the young to mid-adult years, so optimally bone mass is maintained at many skeletal sites. There is a bone loss at some skeletal sites, such as the hip, before age 50, but it does not normally compromise strength. Bone loss begins or accelerates at midlife for both men and women. After age 40–50, bone loss may progress slowly in both sexes, with a period of more rapid loss in women surrounding the menopausal transition. During this period of age–related bone loss, both sexes may lose a total of 25 percent of bone. Bone loss continues in both men and women after age 70.
Vitamin D is important for good bone health. The main source of vitamin D is sunlight, and most people throughout the world get their supply of vitamin D by the conversion of precursors in the skin to active vitamin D, a process caused by exposure to sunlight.
To reach the skeleton, calcium eaten in the diet must first be absorbed into the body. In fact, much of the calcium consumed in the diet does not make its way to the skeleton; studies indicate that in adults-only about 30 percent of calcium intake is actually absorbed by the body. some calcium is excreted from the body into the intestine so that the actual net absorption is even lower.
The problem of reduced calcium absorption is more acute in older persons, who absorb less dietary calcium because their intestines are no longer as responsive to the action of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D.
It is seen that premature infants have lower bone mineral content later in life. Low birth weight is also associated with low bone mass later in life.
Low body weight increases the risk of hip fracture in older women.
Weight loss of 10 percent or more in older women also increases the risk of hip fracture.
Facts of injuries from fall
One-third of people over age 65 fall each year, with half of those, falls being recurrent (i.e., the individual has fallen before).
One in 10 falls results in a serious injury, such as a hip fracture. In fact, 90 percent of hip fractures result from falls.
Falls account for 10 percent of visits to emergency room visits and 6 percent of urgent hospitalizations in the elderly.
The risk of falling varies tremendously depending upon an individual’s risk factors. An elderly person with no risk factors has only a 10 percent chance of falling each year, compared to an 80 percent likelihood of falling for a person with four or more risk factors.
The corticosteroid class of drugs which reduce inflammation affects skeletal health. It has different names like cortisone, glucocorticoids, prednisone, prednisolone, steroids.
FUNCTION OF CALCIUM
It is said that women should consume around 1500mg of calcium during and after menopause.
It is a proper blend of homeopathic remedies which helps in calcium deficiency.
Calcarea fluoratum D12
It is a very good remedy for rachitis in children. It can be given for pain in the back which is chronic in nature. This gets worse when beginning to move and the patient feels better by continuous motion. It is a very good remedy for exostosis. It can be given for rachitic enlargement of the femur in infants. It is a very good remedy for exostosis on fingers. It cures pain in the lower part of the back with burning. It can be taken for gouty enlargements in the joints of the fingers.
Calcarea phosphoricum D12
It is given for stiffness and pain in the hands and feet with a numb feeling. This feeling is worse with the change of weather. The patient has crawling and coldness. It cures pains in bones and joints. It can be given for rheumatic pains from exposure to air, with stiffness and dullness in the head.
Calcarea hypophosphorosa D6
It helps in regulating the production of calcium during pregnancy.
It is a very good remedy when a patient has unsupportable pain in the hips. It can be given in backache with the stiffness of neck muscles. It can be given when a patient has violent rheumatic pains that drive him out of bed at night. It cures the burning of soles at night. It is a very good remedy when a patient has a paralytic loss of power in the feet at night.
Hekla Lava D12
It is a very good remedy for osteitis, periostitis, osteosarcoma, and rachitis. It can be given for exostosis affecting the feet.
It is given when a patient has pain in the neck and back. This is worse by motion and at night. The patient is intolerant of all touch. It is given when the patient’s legs and feet go to sleep.
Mercurius praecipitatus ruber D12
It acts against deficiency in the osseous system, periostitis, exostosis accompanied by nocturnal pain in bones.
It is a very good remedy for sciatica with pain in the hips, legs, and feet. The patient has cramps in the calves and soles. The patient has a loss of power in their legs. The patient has the paralytic weakness of the forearm. The patient has the affection for fingernails especially if white spots are present on the nails. It is given when a patient has offensive sweat on the feet. It acts as a stimulant of growth and fights against fistulae (abnormal or surgically made passage between a hollow or tubular organ and the body surface) of bones.
- It can be given for the fragility of the bones.
- It can be given when a patient has to soften the bones due to Vitamin D.
- It helps in calcium deficiency.
- It can be given for rickets which is a disease seen in children due to deficiency of calcium.
- It can be given to patients with inflammation of a hip joint. This is known as coxitis.
- It is a very good remedy for arthritis.
- It acts as a complementary remedy for nucleus purposes, which is found in the inner core of the vertebral disc
- It makes strong bones.
- It helps in the proper functioning of muscles.
- It maintains heart rhythm.
- It helps in maintaining blood pressure.
- It regulates blood clotting.
- It prevents certain cancers.
R34 Important Therapeutic Uses
- Chronic rheumatoid arthritis
- Cradle cap
- The fragility of the bones
- Malassimilation of calcium
- Pathological characteristics in the osseous system
- Perturbations in calcareous tissues and the growths of bones
- Rickets, coxitis, and arthritis, as well as nucleus pulposus (complementary)
- Teething complaints in children
The recommended dosage of medicine is given below:
Sucklings and children at the growing age will be given, regularly once or twice a day 10 to 15 drops of Dr.Reckeweg R 34 (for sucklings it will be best to mix with the normal milk to supply in the feeding bottle suitably shaken).
In case of disorders, like rickets or other diseases of the bones, to the vitamins already taken One will add 4 to 6 times a day 10 to 15 drops of Dr.Reckeweg R 34 in a little water before meals. Pains in the bones at night call for frequent doses; 10 to 15 drops of Dr.Reckeweg R 34 every 1/4 hour.
Dressings with Fuller’s Earth or healing earth can be applied at the same time; as also with fistulae of the bones. the use of pork remains strictly prohibited. in case of difficult teething with children, 3 to 4 times daily by way of long-term cure; and, in case of sharp pain, every 10 minutes 8 to 10 to 15 drops of Dr.Reckeweg R 34 in some water.
Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Suggestions
- It has no known side-effect.
- It has no known drug interaction.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- The medication should not be taken if a patient develops any hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
- Homeopathic medicines should be taken after cleaning the mouth and preferably on empty stomach.
- Please do not eat strong-smelling food items such as onion, garlic, etc. within half an hour before and after taking the medicine.
- Do not take tobacco in any form.
- Generally, medications should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless prescribed by a doctor.
- Maintain half an hour gap between food/drinks/other medications and the prescribed homeopathic medicine.
- During homeopathic treatment, no other medicines should be taken, unless suggested by a qualified homeopathic doctor.
- This being a natural product, it may sometimes precipitate slightly or become cloudy, but this does not affect the quality and effectiveness of the product. If this happens, shake the product well before using it.
Keep the medicines:
- Away from strong smelling substances like menthol, mint, camphor, essential oils, lip balm, deep heat liniments, cough lozenges, chewing gum, aromatic toothpaste, chemical fumes, perfumes, etc.
- In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight.
- Away from the reach of children.