Paget Disease of Bone, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases

Paget Disease of Bone, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related Diseases

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Paget 's disease your cause is unknown You result in enlarged and deformed bones Cause may be genetics or a virus germ Men are affected more than women Disease is chronic and slowly progressive Any bone can be involved especially the pelvis There may be pain and dull aches There may be kyphosis and bowlegs The early sign is presence of alkaline phosphatase A bone scan can confirm the diagnosis Complications are fractures and deformity Lose weight and maintain joint mobility. Treatment is with bisphosphonates and calcitonin Together with exercise build strong bones within Diet with vitamin D and calcium is important Surgery may be needed to remove the deformed portion-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Paget Disease A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Treatment involves providing physical assistance including:a. the addition of wedges in the shoe,b. canes as walking aids andc. the administration of physical therapy. Medications that help reduce the pain associated with Paget's include paracetamol and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen. In addition, a group of medications called bisphosphonates:a. Reduce the pain andb. Help the body regulate the bone-building process to stimulate more normal bone growth.3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the bone cells.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Smoking can reduce the blood flow to the bones Chapter 1Paget's Disease of Bone Paget's disease is a widespread disease of bones often involving excessive bone resorption and replacement by coarse trabecular bone resulting in abnormal histological patterns and gross deformities. Paget's disease is a chronic disorder that can result in enlarged and misshapen bones. Paget's disease is caused by the excessive breakdown and formation of bone followed by disorganized bone remodeling. This causes affected bone to weaken resulting in pain, misshapen bones, fractures and arthritis in the joints near the affected bones. Often Paget's disease is localized to only a few bones in the body. The pelvis, femur and lower lumbar vertebrate are the most commonly affected bones. Paget's disease typically is localized affecting just one or a few bones as opposed to osteoporosis for example which usually affects all the bones in the body. Paget's disease occurs slightly more often in men than in women (3 to 2).Paget's disease is rare in people less than 55 years of age. TABLE OF CONTENTIntroduction Chapter 1 Paget's Disease Chapter 2 Interesting Facts about Paget's Disease Chapter 3 FAQs on Paget's Disease Chapter 4 Osteoporosis Chapter 5 Osteomalacia Chapter 6 Osteogenesis Imperfecta.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2014.
ISBN: 9781310033049
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
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