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Osteomalacia Treatments

Treatment

Treatment attempts to:

  • Correct the underlying cause
  • Relieve or reverse symptoms

Treating the Underlying Cause

Treatment of the underlying cause may include:

  • Adding the following to your diet:
    • Vitamin D-fortified dairy products
    • Foods high in vitamin D (such as fatty fish, egg yolk, and green vegetables)
    • Supplements of vitamin D, calcium, and other minerals
    • Biologically active vitamin D
  • Adequate but not excessive exposure to sunlight

Treating Symptoms

Treatment to relieve or correct symptoms may include:

  • Wearing braces to reduce or prevent bony deformities
  • In severe cases, surgery to correct bony deformities

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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