Osteomalacia is a condition describes a condition of soft, weak bones that break easily. This ailment results from a vitamin deficiency during the bone-maturing process. Essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D are vital for building strong bones. Osteomalacia can develop if there is a lack of these vitamins and minerals in the diet or if the body does not absorb them properly. If you're wondering about osteomalacia, and how it can develop, check out this FAQ.


1. What is Osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia is characterized as weak bones. Besides breaking easily, the bones may also have problems forming correctly. The condition interferes with the new bone formation as well. The body can build, repair, and replace old bones, but bodies with osteomalacia have a limited ability to carry out this vital process.

about osteomalacia

ibreakstock / Getty Images


More on Facty Health


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.