paget's disease

Treat Paget’s Disease of Bone Naturally

Paget’s disease of bone causes your bones to break down too quickly and thus causes your body to make bone to replace it too quickly. This replacement bone is too¬† soft and too brittle to be useful and may even be misshapen or enlarged. It can occur in any bone in the body and is most common in arms, legs, spine, pelvis and skull. It is most common in caucasian males with risk increasing with age. There is no cure and doctor’s aren’t quite sure what causes it. Treatment revolves around trying to slow the rate of decay and trying to strengthen existing bone.

 

How do I know if I have Paget’s disease?

  • Constant, dull pain in the affected bones
  • Pain is worse when lying down
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve pain and damage

 

How do I prevent Paget’s disease?

There is no way to prevent Paget’s disease as the reason behind why the disease occurs are not fully known.

 

How can I treat Paget’s disease?

There is no cure for Paget’s disease and natural treatments can only help to control the symptoms of the disease. They should be done in conjunction with traditional medical care.

  • Take steps to manage your pain such as keeping a pain diary.
  • Do everything you can to avoid accidents that can lead to bone damage such as falling.
  • Strengthen your bones through weight bearing exercises such as walking, stair climbing and weight lifting.
  • Make sure you’re getting both calcium and vitamin D as both are essential in the formation of healthy bones.
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