In healthy people, bone is constantly being replaced as bone tissue is broken down and absorbed into the body, then rebuilt with new cells. In the early stages of Paget's disease, bone tissue breaks down faster than it rebuilds.
Many people do not need any treatment for Paget's disease. But the disease should be monitored for the rest of your life because of increased risk of complications such as inflammation of joints (arthritis), broken bones (fractures), and nerve problems. I
Most people who have Paget's disease have no symptoms. Most often Paget's disease is discovered when you see your doctor for a different reason, such as hip pain. A bone X - ray or abnormal blood test often leads to the discovery of Paget's disease. When
Paget's disease cannot be prevented. But you may prevent complications of Paget's disease, such as osteoarthritis, by taking medicine, maintaining a healthy weight, and regularly doing gentle exercise that does not cause stress to your bone.