Rickets caused due to low phosphate levels in the body is known as hypophosphatemic rickets. Low phosphate levels could occur due to insufficient renal absorption. Symptoms can sometimes be so mild that they go unnoticed or they can be severe to cause bone and joint pain, bowing of legs and poor bone growth which results in deformed growth.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
While the symptoms of Hypophosphatemic Rickets may come to light at any point from infancy through adulthood, but a Pediatric, Homeopath or General Physician normally diagnoses Hypophosphatemic Rickets by conducting a blood test.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS TREATED?
Common treatment for Hypophosphatemic Rickets is oral supplements of calcium and phosphate in the form of tablets or solutions. Bone growth is improved and bone pain is reduced through phosphate supplements. Patients require regular follow ups for avoiding complications.
DID YOU KNOW?
In adults affected by Hypophosphatemic Rickets, diagnosis is done to check for oncogenic rickets.