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Fosamax To The Rescue: Pagets Syndrome Of The Bone Expound

With the controversies of Fosamax still ringing in the ears of many, more people, even men, are filing Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits. This drug has been reported to cause some serious adversities after prolonged use. The Food and Drug Administration also endorsed this medicine as a treatment for a less common bone disease called Paget's disease.

Bone remodeling is a constant process our boned undergo where old bone tissues breakdown and are being replaced with newer ones. In people with Paget's disease of the bone, what happens is an abnormal breakdown of bone tissue, followed by abnormal bone formation. The result of the process is misshapen, exaggerated but brittle and highly vascular bones.

The cause of Paget's disease is still unknown however it is thought to be associated with genetic disposition or a previous viral infection. The disease may only be in one or two areas of the skeleton, or throughout the body. The bones of the arm, the collar, the leg, the pelvis and the spine are the areas usually affected with the disease.

Most of the time, patients with Paget's disease have mild or no symptoms at all. Often, symptoms are attributed with arthritis or other disorders.

Symptoms may include:

  • Bone pain - the most common symptom and usually occurs on the affected bone or the areas adjacent to the joints

  • Enlarged head, headache and hearing loss especially if the skull is affected

  • Bowing of the legs and other visible deformities

  • Fracture especially on the long bones

  • Joint pain or stiffness

  • Neck pain

  • Warmth of skin over the affected bone

Not all patients need treatment. Those who need to be treated, though, are given medications that help reduce further bone breakdown. Biphosphonates like Fosamax are presently the first-line of defense to help improve bone mineral density.

The outcome is often good especially if appropriate treatment is given before huge damages in the affected parts have occurred. Among the complications of the disease are, bone deformities and fractures, deafness, paraplegia - or the paralysis of lower extremities, and very rarely, osteogenic sarcoma, which is a form of bone cancer.

Paget's disease is treated with Fosamax Still, it is best to ask for your doctor's advice if you are planning to take the drug so that unfavorable conditions are kept away. Furthermore, if you suffered any harm due to long-term consumption of Fosamax, you may have a strong ground for filing a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit.

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