Symptoms of Paget’s Disease
Effecting mostly the pelvis, skull, spine and leg, Paget’s Disease has the following symptoms:
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Diagnosis of Paget’s Disease
Blood Test: To check the increased levels of alkaline phosphatase in the blood that indicates Paget’s disease.
X-rays: X-ray tests are performed to identify any enlargement, reabsorbtion or deformity in the bones.
Bone scan: Patients affected by Paget’s Disease also undergo bone scans in which the radioactive material injected in the body travels to the affected areas and assists in capturing a clear picture during the scan.
Treatment procedure of Paget’s Disease
Medication: Paget’s Disease is mostly treated with medicines like anti-inflammatory drugs, biophosphonates and / or calcitonin. Biophosphonates are drugs for osteoporosis that are provided to the patients orally or by injections. Calcitonin drugs are provided when the patients prove to be resistant to biophophonate drugs. They are either administered through nasal spray or injection.
Surgery: In case of fracture, deformity or nerve impingement, surgeries are performed to fix the broken bones, replace the affected joints or to realign the deformed bones.
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Factors affecting the Cost of Paget's Disease Treatment
The following factors affect the treatment cost of Paget's Disease:
The hospital, the patient chooses.
Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
The type of treatment suggested by the doctor.
Fee for the team of doctors.
Standard test and diagnostic procedures.
Cost of the follow –up care required after the procedure.