NUTRITIONAL CURE FOR OSTEOMALACIA

The condition is characterized by pain in the pelvic region, limbs and spine, with increasing weakness of affected bones. In adults, and especially in women, osteomalacia is caused by a Vitamin D deficiency.

Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D is rarely found in food. Small amounts are contained in fish liver oil, beef liver and eggs. However, your main source of Vitamin D is direct exposure to sunlight, which stimulates pro-vitamins already present in the skin to synthesize Vitamin D. If you cannot get outdoors enough, or if your skin is very dark, Vitamin D supplements may be necessary (consult a doctor to be sure).

Vitamin D regularizes calcium and phosphorous metabolism, both of which are essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.

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