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What increases my risk of developing osteomalacia?

Lack of sunlight can increase your risk of developing osteomalacia because sunlight aids in vitamin D production in the body. A diet lacking in vitamin D-rich foods can also increase your risk. Low calcium and phosphate intake can also put you at risk. Certain diseases and surgeries that affect the stomach, kidney, liver, and small intestine can make you more prone to developing osteomalacia, too.

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What are the treatment options for osteomalacia?
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The most common treatment for osteomalacia is to work on increasing the levels of vitamin D in the b...
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How does osteomalacia affect the body?
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Osteomalacia causes the bones to become soft, which can lead to pain and bone deformity. Bones need ...
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What is osteomalacia?
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Osteomalacia is a bone disorder in adults, similar to rickets in children. It is caused by a lack of...
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Can osteomalacia be prevented?
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Osteomalacia caused by insufficient sunlight or vitamin D deficient diets can be prevented. To help ...
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