What Is Rickets?

May 01 21:13 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a disorder in which there is an involvement of the young children. In this disorder there is a deficiency of vitamin D as well as calcium. It leads to space inside the bones and make them soft and dry. The legs are curved in shape. This is a fat soluble vitamin which occurs in the food and is made in the body with the help of ultra violet rays of sun. The ultra violet rays start the process of synthesis of vitamin D. The word rickets means a spine.

What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

It includes the space inside the bones and makes them soft and dry. The legs are curved in shape.

How rickets can be treated?

It includes the administration of vitamin D and calcium. It is given orally commonly.

How rickets can be prevented?

It includes the adequate dose of vitamin D during the child hood time.

There are many diseases that affect young children.

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