Is rickets curable? Rickets treatment principle
Rickets treatment principle.
The way of rickets treatment mainly is to take vitamin D. It helps to promote calcium and phosphorus absorption from children intestine, avoid the metabolic dysfunction. The second effective and economical way is to take sunbathing everyday. Sunbathe helps children skin produce adequate vitamin D. both ways are the most important treatment plan in children rickets.
Sunbathing helps to synthesize adequate vitamin D for children body.
If children diagnose rickets by the doctor, go to sunbathe is the primary treatment. According to a research, 1 square centimeter skin will synthesize 20 units vitamin D via sunbathing during about 3 hours. Even infant wrapped with cloth, as long as his or her face expose under the sun about one hour can produce 400 units vitamin D that their body needs all day. In order to get correct sunbathe, parents should open the window or go outside with children, even in winter they should go to sunbathe every day.
Take vitamin D supplement and diet properly.
Parents should add vitamin D rich food in children diet. If the parent thinks this is not enough for children, they should consider adding vitamin D supplement under doctor supervisor. According to the children cases, the decision of treatment courses up to pediatrician. They will give proper advice about vitamin D dosage and calcium to parents. Parents should don’t forget to regular check-up after rickets patient start takes vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D have two main sources in the human body. One is vitamin D precursor converted to active vitamin D in human skin because of ultraviolet radiation by sunbathe. Another is food intake. Animal foods like fish and liver contain vitamin D3. Plant foods contain vitamin D2. D3 and D2 both of them referred to as vitamin D.
Rickets treatment also needs medication therapy. There are several selections of vitamin D treatment like vitamin D tablet, capsule, injection, emulsion and others. Vitamin D3 absorption is faster than vitamin D2 and more effective in treatment.
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