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  1. Bisphosphonates for Paget's Disease of Bone

    Drug details for Bisphosphonates for Paget's disease of bone.

  2. Calcitonin for Paget's Disease of Bone

    Drug details for Calcitonin for Paget's disease of bone.

  3. Symptoms of a Spinal Compression Fracture

    The signs and symptoms of spinal compression fractures can come on gradually and vary from person to person. Learn what to look for -- especially if you're a woman with osteoporosis.

  4. Osteoporosis Risk Factors: Fact vs. Fiction

    Do you think you know about osteoporosis and its risk factors? Check out these myths.

  5. Paget's Disease and Heart Failure - Topic Overview

    Heart failure develops when the heart muscle is not able to pump enough blood to meet the body's need. Failure does not mean that the heart is not pumping. It means that it is not pumping as well as it should. Bones affected by Paget's disease contain extra blood vessels. When Paget's disease affects a large amount of bone tissue, the heart pumps faster and harder in order to supply blood to this extra bone, as well as to all tissues of the body. If the heart cannot pump enough blood, heart failure develops.This is a very rare complication of Paget's disease.

  6. Active and Inactive Paget's Disease - Topic Overview

    Paget's disease is a chronic disease that affects how the body breaks down and rebuilds bone tissue. Paget's disease can be active or inactive, depending on whether the bone formation process goes too quickly or normally.Inactive Paget's diseaseIn inactive Paget's disease, bone tissue is being broken down and rebuilt at a normal speed. This most often occurs when you are using medicine to slow the bone growth. The inactive state may continue even after you stop taking medicine. This is called remission. Active Paget's diseaseActive Paget's disease has three stages. They are: Hot (lytic) stage. This stage occurs early in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down. Bones are often more painful during this stage.Mixed stage. This stage occurs later in the disease process, when bone tissue is being quickly broken down and quickly rebuilt.Cold (rebuilding) stage. This stage occurs later in the disease, when bone tissue is being quickly rebuilt.Bone pain may occur in

  7. Osteoporosis and Anorexia

    Weak bones are common in people with anorexia, which can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures. Learn more about this link.

  8. Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis

    Since dairy products are a major source of calcium, you might assume that people with lactose intolerance who avoid dairy products could be at increased risk for osteoporosis. However, research exploring the role of lactose intolerance in calcium intake and bone health has produced conflicting results.

  9. Why Do We Have Bones?

    Why do we have bones?

  10. Picture of Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis?

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