Rickets generally refers to ab-normal mineralization of the bones (i.E. Through phosphorus or calcium) of any individual that my cause a bone-fracture or deformality in the bones to occur. This is a disease or a physical dis-order that occurs among the children of many developing or un-developed countries. Though this disease can also affect the adults but the majority of cases occur with the children affected with lack of proper nutrition.The main culprit to this disease is the lack of vitamin d but in some cases, the lack of calcium that is necessarily needed by the body of an individual may also lead to this physical problem.
What Is Rickets Disease And Rickets Symptoms
In the children with occurrence of intense diarrhea and vomiting my even prove to spread this health problem. This disease usually results from a famine or hunger or starvation in the starting days of childhood. There are generally three types of rickets namely the nutritional rickets, the vitamin d-resistant rickets and the vitamin d-dependent rickets. It is generally seen that people become so cautious about their skin that they even stop getting out in the sun. They keep their face covered much of the time with some cloth or other covering and are hence not able to get sun’s vitamin d and get in the grab of this disease.
Symptoms of rickets:-
the symptoms of this disease may include bones of the person to suffer from tenderness and some times even dental problems may result with the individual, his muscles may start getting weaker than before and the tendency for fractures to occur may get increased.The skin of the patient may even suffer with deformalities.
While in the case of infants the legs may start getting bowed and in the case of older child a condition called knock-knees my occur. Carnival deformity like skull bossing or delayed fontanelle closure may even start to occur along with pelvic deformalities and spinal deformalities. The growth of the later may also get affected badly.
In some of the cases the wrists of the sufferer may start getting widened and a condition called craniotabes my even occur that is generally called as soft skull. Un-controlled muscle spasms may get spread all over the body of the individual and the level of calcium in the blood my even start getting decreased.In some of the cases costochondral swelling my even occur with the sufferer.