Rickets vs Osteoporosis

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Rickets vs Osteoporosis

Post by felixchu88 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:37 am

May I ask what is the difference between rickets and osteoporosis?
As both of them are caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
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Re: Rickets vs Osteoporosis

Post by Revenged » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:09 pm

felixchu88 wrote:May I ask what is the difference between rickets and osteoporosis?
As both of them are caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
Thankyou


Actually no... Vitamin D deficiency in adults causes osteomalacia...

Rickets = Lack of vitamin D in childhood

Oesteomalacia = Lack of vitamin D in adulthood

Osteoporosis = Due to decreased levels of oestrogen in post menopausal women...

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