Softening of the bones
SOFTENING OF THE BONES
What is the softening of the bones?
The softening of the bones or osteomalacia is a process by which bones become soft. This is mainly due as a a result of a bad relationship between dietary phosphorus and calcium, but other factors may be involved, especially a deficiency of vitamin D or renal loss of phosphate.
Symptoms of softening of the bones
The process begins with pain in the lower back and thighs which subsequently passes to the thighs. Then, the pain moves to the arms and ribs.
Main causes of bone weakening
The main causes are the following:
Treatment of soft bones
The most appropriate treatment for soft bones is the administration of high amounts of vitamin D.
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