What are signs of vitamin d deficiency in a child?

Poor growth, aching. Severe vitamin d deficiency in a child over time will produce rickets. This condition causes poor growth, deformity of the lower extremities and muscle aches. If diagnosed by the finding of a low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d level in blood it also results in low blood calcium and phosphorus levels. If treated at an early stage with vitamin d the child should achieve normal growth.

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6w5d baby joints pop usually her shoulders, shoulder plates, and wrists. Is this a sign of a calcium or vitamin D deficiency? FTM here and paranoid

Don't worry. It's normal to hear and feel popping sounds when you pick the baby up. It's similar to cracking your knuckles. Although there is no reason to fear vitamin D deficiency, it is recommended to supplement babies with Vitamin D drops to prevent it. Read more...

How will I know if my baby or child has rickets from vitamin d deficiency?

Rickets. I will presume that you are feeding your child a normal diet for age and that you are seeing your pediatrician or family practice physician on a regular basis. Rickets will be part of a constellation of signs and symptoms that will determined clinically. This type of nutritional deficiency is relatively rare in america at this time. Read more...
Many syptoms. You may notice swelling of the ends of the long bones especially the wrists, knees and ankles. The baby may be cranky due to bone tenderness and he/she will not grow taller. Read more...

If a mother is vitamin d deficiency and gives birth will the child be okay? What will happen to the baby?

Usually OK. More harm to pregnant mothers, since calcium is released out of their bones to meet the needs of their babies in utero. Read more...

What are potential signs of vitamin d deficiency?

Maybe none. The signs and symptoms can be very minimal (fatigue). You can avoid it by just getting more vit d. Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements) and can also be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most of us use sunscreen! vit d plays a vital role in bone development and woman are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Read more...

What are the signs of vitamin d deficiency? What happens to the body when it doesn’t get enough vitamin d?

Symptoms . Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin d deficiency. But even without symptoms, too little vitamin d can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: - increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease - cognitive impairment in older adults - severe asthma in children - cancer. Read more...
See below. You may not notice any symptoms unless you have severe vitamin d deficiency which is difficult to have. However, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, psoriasis, toxemia of pregnancy, prostate cancer, bone demineralization, poor cognitive performance are all being associated with vitamin d deficiency. Read more...