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Are there alternative treatments for osteomalacia?

To treat the vitamin D deficiency that leads to osteomalacia, your doctor may prescribe more time in the sun. Exposure to sunlight causes the body to produce vitamin D; however, overexposure to sunlight carries its own risks. Drinking milk and eating vitamin D-rich foods such as fortified orange juice and fortified cereals can also increase vitamin D in the body.

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