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Is there a cure for osteomalacia? Is there a way to cure osteomalacia, or reverse the damage to my bones? .

Is there a cure for osteomalacia? Is there a way to cure osteomalacia, or reverse the damage to my bones?

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Mostly: Yes, if vitamin d deficiency and malabsorption of vitamins, with supplementation with vitamins.Sometimes bowel disease can be aggressively treated if present.Exposure to sunlight increases vit. D metabolism. Inherited renal diseases have to be treated differently by kidney specialists controlling calcium, phosophorus and vitamins. Parathyroid abnormalites may require surgery to correct hormones. ...Read more

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How is osteomalacia diagnosed?

How is osteomalacia diagnosed?

Osteomalacia: Osteomalacia is abnormal bone formation leading to softening of the bones. Abnormal bowing and increased fracture risk result. It is usually, but not always, due to vit D deficiency. There are multiple causes of vit D deficiency. Diagnosis based on clinical history, blood and urine tests, and characteristic X-ray findings. Sometimes bone biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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How common is osteomalacia in young men?

How common is osteomalacia in young men?

Osteomalacia: Very rare in young caucasians! some ethnic people southeast asians more prone to it because of their vitamin d deficient diet or lack of sun exposure! rickets is seen in african countries. ...Read more

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What is osteomalacia and how is it treated?

What is osteomalacia and how is it treated?

Carefully: It means a softening of the articular cartilage in joint. Usually mainly knee. It may be inherited or traumatic, and you can't stop it. Protect your joint from stress as in lb/sq ". Jumping increases this a lot, even down a stair, off a tailgate etc. Jogging is repetative trauma and can take it's toll swimming is good exercise . If swollen, gives out grinds, surg clean out may help smoothen it. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for osteomalacia to be treated?

How much time does it take for osteomalacia to be treated?

Varies: It varies a lot based upon the underlying cause. Some forms may be simply from a nutritional deficiency and may have a rapid response to nutritional supplementation; some forms may be from kidney disorders and may not have a simple treatment. ...Read more

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What population group face the highest risk for osteomalacia?

What population group face the highest risk for osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: This is a bone disorder characterized by impaired bone mineralization and impaired growth usually seen in children leading to "bowed legs" and bone and muscle pain, stunted growth. Basic problem is vitamin d deficiency. There are several causes of vitamin d deficiency. Lack of sun shine being one of those! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take for osteomalacia to be treated?

Can you tell me how long does it take for osteomalacia to be treated?

In my estimation, at: least it should be 6 months, so the bone turnover can occur. Once you have it, I believe you should be on the Vit D therapy for years and years, initially to replenish your bone stock and later to maintain it. It goes without saying the cause, if any could be identified, should be treated as well. ...Read more

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Can DEXA scan detect osteomalacia?

Can DEXA scan detect osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: No. A Dexa detects osteoporosis, or decreased amount of bone matrix. Osteomalacia is an abnormal type of bone, soft bones, abnormal building process. You can have both osteoporosis/malacia, so dexa is still done in the workup to measure the amount of bone. Vit D deficiency, GI disorders that cause malabsorption, kidney disease, liver disease, certain drugs... all are part of the differential. ...Read more

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