Prevention from Rickets

You can prevent rickets by:

  • Making sure your child gets enough vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus in his diet
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements in case you or your child suffers from any gastrointestinal disorder preventing the proper absorption of vitamin D in the body
  • Monitoring your calcium and phosphorus levels if you suffer from kidney damage or related disorders
  • Opting for genetic counseling if you have a history of rickets in your family
  • Taking vitamin D supplements if you are pregnant or when breastfeeding
  • Taking calcium supplements to encourage proper bone growth and development
  • Exposing your child to appropriate amounts of sunlight
  • Changing your diet to include foods rich in vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus