The term Paget'S Disease of Bone is used for defining the condition where the body’s ability to recycle is hindered with because of the bone. Here the body tends to generate the bones much faster than usual that could lead to various symptoms like pain in the hips, legs and other areas of the body. The bones also tend to weaken much faster because of regeneration.
HOW IS PAGET'S DISEASE OF BONE DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will physically examine your body and require imaging tests such as CT scans and MRI to diagnose the condition. Lab tests will help in further investigation as people with this condition have elevated levels of alkaline phosphatase in their blood.
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?
The possible complications may include:
• Bone fractures
• Heart failure
• Spinal stenosis