Bone And Joint Problems


Osteomalacia and rickets:

Adults: Osteomalacia suffered in adulthood and is characterized by soft bones that do not absorb calcium. Causes find a diet deficient in vitamin D, inadequate exposure to sunlight and intestinal problems absorbing vitamin D, due to conditions such as celiac disease or following gastrointestinal surgery. It can cause pain in the legs, ribs, muscles and hip fractures and mobility propensity to deteriorate.

Children:    It is known as rickets is usually due to deficiency of vitamin D. Breastfed babies more than one year (without supplemental vitamin D) and children who do not take enough sun are at higher risk of developing rickets. However, the incidence of rickets is low in developed countries where most of the milk and dairy products contain vitamin D.

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, accompanied by pain, swelling and stiffness.

Several types of arthritis:

Rheumatoid arthritis : is the most common, causes inflammation of the joints. There are several body tissues that may be affected, but the joints top the list.

Osteoarthritis : is a common form of arthritis. This condition is characterized by a gradual loss of cartilage in the joints and in some people it causes inflammation of these. The body areas most affected are the hands, knees, spine and hip.

Gout: Another form of arthritis that usually affects the joint of the big toe. It is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood (called hyperuricemia), causing the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint. The joint appears red, swollen and tender, in some cases fever may occur.

Finally it should be mentioned that nutrition is vital for healthy bones and joints, for that reason check with your doctor to make the necessary checks and live a full and healthy nutrition.