Osteomalacia alludes to a softening of your bones, frequently brought on by a vitamin D inadequacy. Delicate bones will probably bow and break than are harder, solid bones. In 2010 approximately 204,000 new fragility fractures; number of people aged 50+ with osteomalacia, approximately 2,450,000; economic burden of new and prior fractures € 2,842 million each year; by 2025 burden will increase by 30 % to € 3.68 billion There was a 54% increase in new cases of hip fracture within a 14-year period (1998-2002).
This increase occurred mainly in women (64%) compared to men (19%) 13% of patients who have suffered a fracture die after 3 months and this figure rises to 38% after 24 months. Furthermore, after experiencing a vertebral fracture, 45% of patients suffer from functional damage and 50% are afflicted by partial or total disability Muscle shortcoming and pain-filled bone agony are the significant side effects of osteomalacia.
Treatment for osteomalacia includes renewing low levels of vitamin D and calcium and treating any hidden issue that may be bringing on the lacks.