What is Paget's disease of bone?
Paget’s disease of one affects the way your bone renews itself. It can become weaker than normal, so that it bends or breaks more easily. It can also affect joints close to the affected bone. Read more
What are the symptoms of Paget's disease?
Paget's disease doesn't always cause symptoms but may sometimes cause pain in the affected bone or nearby joints or in your back, neck and legs if an enlarged bone presses on a nerve. Read more
What are the possible complications of Paget's disease?
Paget’s disease can lead to a number of complications, including bone deformity and enlargement, fractures, nerve compression, and deafness. Read more
Who gets Paget's disease?
Paget’s disease is most common in the UK but also occurs in people from western and southern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It's rare in people under 40. Read more
What causes Paget's disease?
We don’t yet know exactly what causes Paget’s disease but it may be related to both genetic and lifestyle factors. Read more
How is Paget's disease diagnosed?
A diagnosis of Paget's disease may be based on your symptoms and a physical examination, but you'll often need x-rays and blood tests to confirm it. Read more
What treatments are there for Paget's disease?
You may be prescribed painkillers and a group of drugs called bisphosphonates to treat Paget's disease. You may need surgery if you fracture a bone. Read more
Self-help and daily living for Paget's disease
Calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health, and physiotherapy and occupational therapy may help will help with the symptoms and problems caused by Paget's disease. Read more
Research and new developments for Paget's disease
Recent research has identified particular gene abnormalities that may contribute to the development of Paget’s disease. Read more