Cause of Rickets: lack of vitamin D in the human body. Vitamin D is needed for the body’s absorption of calcium and phosphorus.
Rickets is one of the nutritional diseases, where maknourishment can cause physical pain and injury
Higher risk persons: Children are the highest risk of rickets because they are still in the growing phase and as the bones are growing the needed vitamins and calcium that helps bones grow strong are not present causing the legs to bow out. People don’t t get enough vitamin D if they live in a region with little sunlight, follow a vegetarian diet, or don't drink milk products.
Symptoms of rickets:
Medication: cholecalciferol can be given as supplements for rickets to be prevented. Vitamin D3, Ddrops Kids, Delta-D3 ar examples as some given.
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