Paget’s disease is a bone disorder causing enlarged and deformed bones.
Its causes are not clear but some of the risk factors are:
- Past viral infection
- Family history
- Old age
Symptoms are not present in most cases. If present, they may include:
- Pain in the bones
- Bone deformities like bowed legs, scoliosis, etc.
- Nerve compression and pain
- Medication like bisphosphonates and calcitonin to prevent absorption of bones
- Surgery to repair fractures and bone deformities, replace joints, and reduce pressure on nerves
There is no prevention for this disease.