Patient reviews for Doctors for Rickets in Andul Road, Howrah
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The problem of Rickets is defined as the defective mineralization or calcification of bones that usually happens in children as their bones are soft due to vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium deficiency. The child would suffer from bone tenderness and teeth problems. The child would also be prone to fractures very easily and would experience muscle weakness throughout the body.
HOW IS RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Rickets depends on physical examination of symptoms. The general physician may check for tenderness of bones and order for tests to confirm diagnosis. Blood tests to check arterial blood gases levels, measuring levels of calcium and phosphate are ordered to diagnose rickets. X-rays are performed to test for bone deformities.
HOW IS RICKETS TREATED?
Treatment for rickets focuses on replacing the missing vitamin or mineral in the body. This will eliminate most of the symptoms associated with rickets. If skeletal deformities are present, the child may need braces to position their bones correctly as they grow. In severe cases, the child may need corrective surgery. For hereditary rickets, a combination of phosphate supplements and high levels of a special form of vitamin D are required to treat the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rickets is rare in the United States. It can be prevented by consuming a balanced diet