Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency in Children.

All these doom and gloom predictions on Vitamin D deficiency will get any parent concerned for their child’s well-being. When should you suspect a deficiency?

If your child adheres to the risk factors previously discussed it may be worth-while to have your child’s physician investigate your concern.

Other symptoms of a Vitamin D deficiency in children are:

  • Muscle spasm ( due to lack of calcium) are sometimes the first indication of the next symptom,
  • Rickets – a condition in which the bones of a child is soft and can become mis-formed and fracture easily.
  • Infants with Rickets often have a soft skull and fontanelle’s fail to close. (Fontanelle’s are holes between the scull bones which normally close around 12 to 14 months of age.)
  • Older babies with Rickets start to sit and crawl late.
  • Children between 1 and4 years may be slow to walk. Walking may be painful.
  • Bone deformities may occur such as knock knees or an abnormally curved spine or legs.
  • Fractures may occur easily.
  • Teething may be delayed.
  • Breathing problems could occur due to weakened chest muscles and a soft rib-cage.

These symptoms are not always easy to pin-point until the deficiency has become severe.

 


8 Responses

  1. Kassidy says:

    Very informational!

  2. Melitta says:

    Thank you for your advice regarding vitamin D.
    need to move to places with sunlight

  3. Oueslati says:

    Superbe article !👍

  4. Oueslati says:

    Vraiment très bon article !👍 vitamin D is very important for childeren. it works to stay in the sun to get vitamin D. Before we become sick, we have to pay attention to some things for our health.

  5. Sheela Joby says:

    A very important topic covered with full information about VitaminD deficiencies and the explaing chart with image which is really helpful for anyone who reads it. Great work

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