#1 – Rickets
Extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency may result to softening and weakening of bones in children. This happens as lack of the certain vitamin makes it difficult for the body to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in bones. Rickets target the skeletal system and may cause great pain to your child.
If left untreated rickets may lead to delayed growth, pain in the spine, pelvis, and legs, muscle weakness, dental defects, seizures, and skeletal deformities. Experts advise to bring your child to the doctor immediately after you noticed muscle weakness, pain radiating from the bones, and some changes in the skeletal structure.