Paget’s disease of bone is a condition that messes up the bone’s tissue recycling process, wherein it disrupts the replacement of new bone tissues from the old bone tissue. In the long term, it can cause the bones to become fragile and misshapen. This disease usually occurs in the pelvis, skull, spine, and legs.
The risk of having this disease is based on the following:
- Age. As one gets older, they are more susceptible to get Paget’s disease of the bone, especially those who are 40 years old and above.
- Family history. It is most likely that you’ll have this disease if your family has this disease, since it could be passed from generation to generation.
- Sex. Men have a higher tendency to get this disease than most women do.
- National origin. Geographically speaking, Paget’s disease of bone is quite common to show up in England, Scotland, Central Europe, and Greece, as well as countries settled by European immigrants. This disease is rare in Scandinavia and Asian countries.
When having this disease, there are possibilities that complications may occur, such as broken bones, hearing loss, and pinched nerves in your spine. In worst-case scenarios, surgery may be necessary. When treating Paget’s Disease of Bone, bisphosphonates may be given, which helps strengthen the weak bones brought about by osteoporosis.