Vitamin D and Nutritional Rickets

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RICKETS For Scientific Principles and Health and Disease By: Mackenzie Gray 112-69-7540 April 7, 2010 Rickets is a disease that deals with a deficiency with Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important by controlling calcium and phosphate levels. If the blood levels of these minerals become too low, the body may produce hormones that cause calcium and phosphate to be released from the bones eventually this leads to weak and soft bones. (2) Throughout this paper we will go over a variety of characteristics involving the disease of Rickets, these includes things such as: causes of disease, risk factors, significance statistics of Rickets, diagnosis, treatment, disease changes and comorbidity/comortality. The main cause …show more content…
Secondary intervention is a little different in primary to the extent that the individual actually falls into risk factors categories, and has the potential of getting the disease. This intervention is relative to the diagnosis of the disease. For example, to check to see if someone has hypertension, nurses and doctors would consistently be checking the patients blood pressure in order to diagnose the patient with hypertension. Likewise, running certain tests that were mentioned previously in this paper help to diagnose Rickets. Tertiary intervention must occur once the individual has been diagnosed with the disease and from this point forward can only fight against the disease as best as they can. At this stage in the disease you will have the disease and you can only help the disease by doing certain things to help you live longer than expected (if the disease causes fatality). For example, when a patient realizes that they have diabetes, that individual will live with that complication for the rest of his/her life. Therefore, in order for diabetic patients to live with their diabetes they must use insulin to regulate their glucose levels in the blood. In the disease of Rickets, children can only prevent Rickets from getting worse in this stage taking Vitamin D, Calcium, or Phosphorus supplements. (4) Rickets is a type of disease than has changes as it progresses over a
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