Rickets symptoms

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Child Health

Rickets - a disease that manifests itself in a lack of vitamin D. The symptoms: tearfulness, irritability, unmotivated child, delayed teething, pain, delay of ossification of the fontanelles, flexibility, softness bones, foot deformity, "duck" gait, the propensity tofractures, developmental delay.

Rickets most often develops in the first year of life, when they go reinforced processes of growth, the formation of the skeleton.Particularly susceptible to his premature infants.Development of the disease also contribute to acute respiratory infections, intestinal disorders, inflammation of the lungs.

leading cause of rickets is the lack of vitamin D, causing disorder of calcium-phosphorus metabolism and bone calcification violation.Vitamin D deficiency is due to lack of its formation in the skin and enters the body with food.This happens when child care defects: the regime violations underestimation of fresh air and natural ultraviolet radiation.The development of rickets and malnutrition contribute to a

child, especially with a lack of protein in the diet of vitamins C, group B, with unbalanced diet due to an excess of carbohydrates and fats.

Emerging changes in rickets calcium-phosphorus metabolism lead to a softening of the bones that are easily deformed and distorted.

very important for the prevention of rickets observe the regime and ensure thorough care for the child.It is necessary to make the most of the fresh air, to walk with the baby in any weather, organize sleep outdoors.Very useful water tempering procedures, daily gymnastics, massage.

The diet must provide the body with complete protein, high-quality fats, which are sources of vitamins A, D, E. We need fruit and vegetable juices, purees, timely introduction of complementary foods.As the use of drinking vegetable broths, infusion of rose hips.

on prescription drugs take vitamin D. They are usually given to children who are breastfed, with 2-3 weeks of age in the amount of 400-500 ME daily during the first year of life.When artificial feeding adapted dairy mixes, which include vitamin D, these drugs are prescribed to lower dosage based on the amount of the resulting mixture.

wrong, uncontrolled use of vitamin D can lead to overdose and the development of the child hypervitaminosis D. Thus the phenomena of the general intoxication, anxiety, sleep disturbance, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite.Bone tissue is compacted, early closing fontanelle.In severe cases, kidney damage, cardiovascular system.

treatment of hypervitaminosis D is the abolition of vitamin D. Because the baby food diet excludes foods high in calcium (cottage cheese), some limit whole milk (for example, porridge cooked on diluted milk and vegetable broth).To eliminate the toxemia, appoint a sufficient amount of liquid.Sometimes, for medical treatment carried out in hospital.

Children with symptoms of rickets, including residual effects, in addition to the general measures prescribed ultraviolet irradiation (10-12 procedures), which is carried out in the clinic, as well as massage, air baths, pine and salt baths (up to 20 treatments) that you can do at home.Very useful special therapeutic exercises and massages, which are carried out both in the clinic and at home after appropriate training for parents.

Apitherapy with rickets


2 cups of fresh honey in May, 5 lemons.


lemon zest together with mince, then mix with honey.

application method.

mixture take 2 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day with meals.