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Rickets

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Aisha Alsam is working on treating rickets.  

Rickets is caused by a metabolic problem. Your doctor may need to prescribe you Vitamin D supplements. Positioning or bracing may be used to prevent deformities. Some skeletal deformities may require corrective surgery.

Symptoms include bone pain in arms, legs, pelvis and spine as well as other skeletal deformities.

To prevent rickets, make sure that your kids get enough calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D in their diet. It may also help to check your genetic history.

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