Symptoms of Osteomalacia
Symptoms of Osteomalacia: Introduction
The symptoms of osteomalacia vary depending on the stage of the disease and the individual. Symptoms in adults and children with the disease may include muscle weakness, bone pain, muscle cramps, muscle stiffness, numbness or tingling, weakness, and fatigue.
There may also be abnormal heart rhythms called cardiac arrhythmias. This can be serious, potentially life threatening symptoms. Other serious symptoms, include such complications as bone fractures, which can occur spontaneously or after very minimal injury.
In children osteomalacia is called rickets. Rickets can result in serious growth and developmental problems. These include delayed or malformed teeth, bowlegs, being pigeon-chested, and other skeletal deformities of the skull, ribcage, pelvis and spine. These children become adults that are very short, typically less than five feet tall....more about Osteomalacia »
Symptoms of Osteomalacia
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Osteomalacia includes the 16
symptoms listed below:
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Osteomalacia?
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Osteomalacia as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Osteomalacia, it is also important to consider Osteomalacia as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Osteomalacia.
This signs and symptoms information for Osteomalacia has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Osteomalacia signs or Osteomalacia symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Osteomalacia may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Osteomalacia symptoms.