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How do other illnesses affect rickets?

Illnesses that involve the production or absorption of certain vitamins, calcium, or phosphorus increase your risk for getting rickets. Kidney or liver disorders, like renal tubular acidosis, may affect rickets. If you have celiac disease or are lactose intolerant, it may make you more susceptible to rickets because you might consume less vitamin D and calcium.

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Can rickets be prevented?
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In most cases, rickets is preventable by maintaining proper levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosph...
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How common is rickets?
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During the twentieth century, rickets was not very common in developed countries like the United Sta...
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What causes rickets?
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Rickets is the result of a lack of vitamin D in the body, which leads to a phosphorus and calcium im...
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What do I need to prepare before seeing a doctor about rickets?
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Before seeing your doctor, make a list of the symptoms that you have noticed in you or your child. P...
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