Osteomalacia

  • Treatment

    Treatment may involve vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus supplements, taken by mouth. Larger doses of vitamin D and calcium may be needed for people who cannot properly absorb nutrients into the intestines.

    Regular blood tests may be needed to monitor blood levels of phosphorus and calcium in persons with certain underlying conditions.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Improvement can be seen within a few weeks in some people with vitamin deficiency disorders. Complete healing with treatment takes place in 6 months.


    Complications

    Return of symptoms is a possible complication.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of osteomalacia, or if you think that you may be at risk for this disorder.