Paget's Disease of Bone

What Is Paget’s Disease of Bone?

Paget’s disease of bone is a chronic condition that affects the shape and size of the bones. The bones may become larger and less dense, making them weak and more prone to fracture. The cartilage, which is the tissue that cushions the joints, may also be affected. The cause of this condition is unknown, although some believe it may be hereditary. Unfortunately, the majority of cases remain without any known cause.

Individuals can experience symptoms that include pain and stiffness in the joints and bones, mild fever, hearing loss, weakness, fatigue, and an enlarged skull or head. In some cases, the patient may also experience headaches, dizziness, and misalignments in the neck or spine.

Treatments for Paget's Disease of Bone

Treatment options for Paget’s disease of bone vary depending on the severity of the condition. Medications may be prescribed to help reduce the symptoms and slow down bone growth. Common medications used for this purpose include calcitonin, bisphosphonates and calcitriol. Rest and physical therapy may also be recommended to help reduce pain and improve mobility.

Natural Remedies For Paget's Disease of Bone

In addition to medical treatments, there are some natural remedies that may help relieve symptoms and provide relief from Paget’s disease of bone. These include:

  • Eating a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  • Exercising regularly to maintain strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement to help maintain bone density.
  • Stretching and massage to reduce pain, stiffness, and tension.
  • Reducing stress and getting adequate sleep.
  • Physiotherapy and/or professional counseling to lessen some of the symptoms.