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Paget's Disease of Bone - Home Treatment

Self-care-such as learning about the disease, avoiding undue stress on your bones, and getting regular exercise-may help you if you have Paget's disease. For example:

  • Learn how to manage pain, including using a pain diary.
  • Take precautions to avoid falling, such as keeping floors clean and dry and removing clutter and throw rugs.
  • Use weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights, to strengthen bones. Be sure that you do not place stress on bones affected by Paget's disease. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the best exercise program for your condition.
  • Eat a nutritious diet and be sure you are getting adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Both are needed for building healthy, strong bones. Vitamin D helps bones absorb calcium and helps muscles get stronger.
  • Use a hearing aid if you have hearing loss, or use a "white noise" machine or background music if ringing in your ears is a problem.
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Last Updated: September 01, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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