Rickets

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Rickets

Rickets Disease is found more common in children that have low levels of vitamin D, calcium and phosphate in the body. This disease is found more in developing/poor nations than delevouped nations.

Replacing the calcuim, phosphorous, and vitamin D can help many of the symptoms. Skeletal deformities may be treated by surgery or braces in some cases. The dental deformities may need treatment to.

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What is it?

Rickets

Causes

Some of the most common symptoms are bone tenderness in arm, legs, pelvis and spine. Delayed growth, stort stature, increased bone fractures, bony deformities and muscle cramps. Symptoms also include dental deformites, delay in teeth formation, and increased in cavities..

Rickets is caused by low levels of vitamin D, phosphate, and calcium. Without these minerals and vitamins the bones beacome weak and fractures form. The common cause of the low levels of the vitamins or minerals is because of a poor diet and malnutrition.

.To prevent Rickets, you need to have a balanced diet, which includes vitamin D,and calcium.People can get enough vitamin D by taking supplements and getting a little sun.

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