Rickets:
Are two forms of a metabolic bone disease resulting from vitamin D deficiency. Both cause softening and weakening of bones because of defective or inadequate bone mineralization.

            Sings/Symptoms:
Baby is floppy, Bone pain, Bone tenderness, Bones break easily, an oddly shaped skull, legs that bow out (bowlegs), bumps in your ribcage

                     Causes:
Rickets and osteomalacia result when there is a vitamin D deficiency in the body. This may occur when:The supply of vitamin D from the diet or sun exposure is inadequate.The metabolism of vitamin D is abnormal.Tissue is resistant to the action of vitamin D.

                 Treatment:
By replacing the missing vitamin or mineral in your body.
Get more sun and eat foods high in vitamin D.
                 Sources:

http://www.healthline.com/health/rickets#Diagnosti...
http://www.healthcommunities.com/bone-diseases/ost...

Rickets (Osteomalacis)

Kalik Ross

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