Rickets is the weakening or softening of bones that is caused due to the lack of Vitamin D and calcium for a long time. Stunted growth and skeletal and teeth deformities are the signs and symptoms of this disorders. Individuals with this disorder are at a greater risk of bone fractures.
HOW IS RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
Blood tests to check the amount of calcium and phosphate and bone x-rays to note bone deformities are used by a general physician to diagnose this disease.
HOW IS RICKETS TREATED?
Most cases of rickets can be treated with vitamin D and calcium supplements.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infants who are exclusively breast fed but not exposed to ample sunlight are prone to getting rickets much more as compared to those who are given breast milk and sunlight exposure or even vitamin-D formula.