Effect of rickets to children growth
Rickets is the common bone disease that we see in pediatric clinics. The parents shocked when their child diagnosed rickets by pediatrists. But they couldn’t understand how much effect of rickets to their child. So we will discuss what is the effect of rickets to children growth.
The effect of rickets to children growth.
There are two sides of an effect of rickets, physically and mentally. Both of them shouldn’t neglect by parents.
The physically effect of rickets.
As we mentioned on our previous article rickets causes and symptoms, rickets is common bone disease in children. It caused by vitamin D deficiency induce calcium and phosphorus metabolism. This metabolism malformation result is calcium cannot absorb and deposit in bone and bone deformity will happen.
Although rickets rarely threatening children life directly, but the course of the disease is slow, easy to be ignored and diagnosed.
Once the rickets symptoms occur, body resistance has decreased already, the complication like pneumonia, diarrhea, anemia and other diseases will happen easily.
The main reason of vitamin D deficiency is an insufficient intake of Vit D from food or insufficient exposure to sunlight, so that the 7- dehydrogenation cholesterol can not be converted to Vit D3 in skin.
In addition, another reason of vitamin D deficiency due to the growth rate is too fast and excessive vitamin D requirement and so on.
The psychological effect of rickets.
Rickets causes is mostly due to lack of vitamin D in the human body, also called osteomalacia in adult.
Rickets is more common in 3 months ~2-year-old children. After rickets treatment, children bone will have different degrees of deformity sequel with little effect.
If rickets children didn’t get proper treatment, it can cause malnutrition and affect the growth development.
Rickets will not directly affect the children psychological health. But if bone deformity happens because of untreated in time, it led children to become introverted personality and inferiority in kindergarten. This situation will indirectly lead to decreased immunity in children
The child’s body and mind will enter a vicious cycle in the end.
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