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What do I need to know about caring for someone with osteomalacia?

If you are caring for someone with osteomalacia, be aware of their pain and symptoms. Achiness in the spine, legs, and pelvis is common, and touch to these areas can be painful. Weakness in the muscles may hinder their ability to move around. During treatment, they may need to spend more time in direct sunlight. Their doctor may also require them to take supplements or make changes to their diet to get more calcium and vitamin D.

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