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Paget's disease of bone is a condition that affects the way your bone breaks down and rebuilds (metabolizes). Healthy bone metabolism allows for old bone to be recycled into new bone throughout the course of your life. In Paget's disease of bone, the rate at which old bone is broken down and new bone is formed becomes distorted. Over time, the affected bones may become fragile and misshapen.
Paget's disease of bone becomes more common with age. Many older people who experience discomfort in their bones and joints assume that those symptoms are a natural part of aging, and therefore don't seek treatment. But to prevent the most serious complications of Paget's disease of bone, it's critical to get treatment as soon as possible after signs and symptoms appear.
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