Paget's Disease

About Paget's Disease

It is also known as Ostetitis Deformans. It is localised bone disorder which is characterised by abnormal growth of bone. It may affect one or more bones. The risk of this disease increases with age. It commonly occurs after the age of 50.

In normal cases, the bone tissues are broken down and get absorbed into the body and rebuilt the new cells.

In Paget's disease, the speed of breaking of bone tissue is faster than normal. The body speeds up rebuilding process of new bone. But these bones are often weak and brittle in nature and these bones break easily.

Paget's disease disrupts the normal cycle of bone renewal. It commonly occurs in pelvis, skull, spine and legs.

Symptoms of Paget's Disease

Sometimes the people who have this disease do not know that they have this disease because it has no symptoms in some cases.

The common symptom is bone pain. The signs and symptoms of disease depend upon the part of body affected. It may affect one or more parts of body.

  • Pelvis: Hip pain is there in this case.
  • Skull- Bone abnormality in skull may cause hearing loss or headaches.
  • Spine- When spine is affected, nerve roots can be compressed that may cause pain, tingling and numbness in arms or legs.
  • Leg- Weakness in the bones may cause bending and patient becomes bowlegged. It may put extra pressure on surrounding joints and may cause osteoarthritis in your knee or hip.

Causes of Paget's Disease

The exact cause of disease is unknown. Genetic and Environmental factors may cause this disease.

  • Genetic factors- There is an important gene called SQSTM1 which is involved in this disease. Mutation in this gene increases the risk of Paget's disease. People who have inherited this mutated gene are at risk of developing Paget's disease.
  • Virus- Some scientists believe that it may be caused by virus named as Paramyxovirus nucleocapsid which is not found in normal bone.
  • Environmental factors - These are also important causative agents.

Complications Associated with Paget's Disease

This disease may progress slowly with the time. Some common complications may arise which are following:

  • Fracture and Deformities
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart failure
  • Bone cancer

Diagnosis

It can be diagnosed with the help of physical examination, imaging and blood tests.

Physical examination:-

It helps to diagnose the area where pain is there.

Imaging tests:-

  • X-Ray- X-ray image of the affected area is helpful to diagnose the bone reabsorption, enlargement and deformities which are symptoms of Paget's disease.
  • Bone scan- It helps to produce scanned image of bone with the help of radioactive substance which is injected into body and that spots on affected bone.
  • Laboratory tests- It includes the blood tests which are helpful in measuring the alkaline phosphate level in blood.

Ayurvedic Outlook

There are three energies (vata, pitta and kapha) in body which is responsible for good health. Imbalance of any three results in health complications. Vata is dry (rooksha) in nature when it gets vitiated then problem in any of joints may arise.

Paget's disease is due to vitiation of vata and it can be compared to Asthi Dhatus Kshaya(Decrease in bone density) in Ayurveda.

How Ayurveda Helps in Management of Paget's Disease?

Ayurveda lies on the principle of balance of tri energies in body. Ayurveda is mainly aimed to control the symptoms and basic pathology of disease. There are various herbs used in the formulation of medicines used in the management of disease.

Herbal Remedies for Paget's Disease

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies like Yograj Guggul, Bone Support, Lakshadi Guggul, Boswellia Curcumin & Aamvatantak Churna for ayurvedic treatment of paget's disease. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. Yograj Guggul

It is herbal formulation by planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different herbs. The ingredients of yograj guggul are given below:

Main Ingredients:-

  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul),
  • Mustak (Cyperus rotundus),
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica),
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),
  • Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Pippali (Piper longum),
  • Ajwain (Carum copticum),
  • Black pepper (Embelia ribes),
  • Gokhsura (Tribulus terrestris),
  • Black cumin (Nigella sativa),
  • Ajamoda (Trachyspermum roxburghianum),
  • Cuminum cyminum,
  • Piper cubeba,
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum),
  • Pluchea lanceolata,
  • Rock salt (Saindhav lavan)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum),
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale),
  • Marich (Piper nigrum),
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica),
  • Vetiveria zizanioides,
  • Abies webbiana,
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala

Benefits: It is used in various joint problems, chronic pains and swelling around joints. It has anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving property. It helps to remove toxins from body which are deposited around the joints.

Dose - 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Bone Support

These are pure herbal capsules offered by planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different natural compounds. These are explained below:

  1. Shudh Laksha (Iaccifer lacca) - It is helpful in various bone related problems. It is highly rich in calcium.
  2. Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera) - It is a rich source of natural calcium which is need of bones that keeps them strong and healthy. It is proven good for many bone disorders.
  3. Hadjod - It is wonderful Ayurvedic medicine called Cissus quadrangularis which is very useful in various bone diseases. It contains large amount of calcium which helps in management of symptoms associated with Paget's disease.
  4. Arjun (Termanalia arjuna) - It is very useful in bone strengthening and is also good for managing low bone density which is the main cause of many bone diseases.
  5. Praval pisti (Corrallium rubrum) - It helps in pacifying pitta and kapha. It is useful in many bone related problems because it is good source of calcium.
  6. Mukta - It is pearl calcium compound. It is natural source of calcium which is responsible for healthy bones.

Uses:-

  • It provides natural calcium to bones.
  • It is recommended in various diseases like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and disease of bones.
  • It helps in all kind of fractures.

Dose - 2 Capsules twice a day with water after meals.

3. Lakshadi Guggul

These are pure herbal capsules offered by planet Ayurveda which is mixture of different natural compounds. These are explained below:

  • Laksha (Laccifer lacca)
  • Asthisharinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis)
  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Nagabala (Grewia populifolia)
  • Shuddh guggulu (purified Commiphhora mukul)

Benefits - It has wonderful effects for joint disorders, broken bones, osteophytes removal, fractures, osteopenia, and low bone density.

Dose - 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

It is wonderful herbal formulation which contains Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) - It is an herb which contains anti-inflammatory terpenoids called Boswellic acids. It is used in different inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis. It is helpful in preventing breakdown of tissues.
  • Curcumin (Curcuma longa) - It has wide range of medicinal value and used in various herbal formulations. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. So it is used in various health complications.

Dose - 2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

5. Aamvatantak Churna

It is herbal powder which is mixture of various herbs which are listed below:

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  • Suranjaan (Colchicum automnale)
  • Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)

Benefits - It helps to maintain overall health. It is helpful in joint pains, inflammation of joints

Dose - 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals with plain water or Aloe vera juice or Kumari Saar.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Increase calcium intake.
  • Take vitamin D rich diet like mushrooms, eggs etc.
  • Light exercise like yoga and flexibility practice is helpful in Paget's disease.
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