Case Study Of Paget's Disease Of Bone

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Paget’s disease of bone is a rather uncommon condition that effects less that 1% of the population of the United States, often presenting with no symptoms or discomfort what so ever. It isn’t known what specifically causes this disease, but it is speculated that heredity plays a big part. Paget’s disease of bone is typically pretty manageable when symptoms do present themselves with a variety of pharmaceutical remedies.

Paget’s Disease of Bone
Paget’s disease of bone is basically a bone growth disorder; as a person ages their bones never stop growing, or more accurately, replacing old bone tissue with new bone tissue. Paget’s disease affects the rate at which the new bone tissue grows. In a person without Paget’s disease, this replacement rate of bone tissue is slow but steady, generally keeping pace with bone tissue that needs replacing as it dies of. Paget’s disease of bone is a condition that rapidly accelerates the process of bone regeneration which causes symptoms ranging from soft bones to abnormal bone growth. Paget’s disease can affect the skeletal system anywhere from the head down to the legs and anything in between. Abnormal bone growth on the skull often leads to headaches and even hearing loss; soft bone tissue
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This is why the early stages of Paget’s disease are mistaken for the symptoms of normal aging. People that have relatives that have been diagnosed with Paget’s disease are also more at risk for contracting Paget’s. People of European ancestry (typically excluding those of Scandinavian descent) are also more at risk for contracting Paget’s disease. Men tend to be twice as likely to contract Paget’s than women. The most widely accepted method for determining ones risk for contracting Paget’s is heredity. If someone related to you has Paget’s disease, you should already know to be on the lookout for the early symptoms, just in

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