Paget's disease of bone interferes with body's normal recycling process, in which new bone tissue gradually replaces old bone tissue. In due course of time,affected bones become fragile and deformed. It commonly occurs in the pelvis, skull, spine and legs.Bone Pain is the main symptom of Paget's disease of bone
HOW IS PAGET'S DISEASE OF BONE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is done with the help of bone tests as well as blood tests that will also try and find traces of other related ailments. Also, the doctor may look for signs of genetic mutations that may have led to the condition.
HOW IS PAGET'S DISEASE OF BONE TREATED?
Treatment for Paget'S Disease of Bone includes medications like Alendronate (Fosamax), Ibandronate (Boniva), Pamidronate (Aredia) and Risedronate (Actonel). Repairing the bones with fracture and plaster is also done and in some cases surgical removal of such bones is imperative.
DID YOU KNOW?
In this condition, the bones become weak and brittle due to enlargement.