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A Brief About Arthritis

A Brief About Arthritis

Did you know that there are a little too many people suffering from arthritis these days? The number is growing alarmingly and you have to beware. Let’s learn a thing or two about this disease so that we do our best to avoid it.

About Arthritis

Arthritis is the disorder of joints. It occurs when two joints rub against each other once the protective cartilage degrades. Arthritis may also be the result of an auto-immune response. Arthritis is of two types: osteoarthritis, caused due to the wear and tear of cartilage, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused due to inflammation.

Reasons Behind Arthritis

  1. Injury
  2. Gout
  3. Genes
  4. Infections

Symptoms of Arthritis

Inflammation and redness are only two of the many painful symptoms of arthritis. Swelling, tenderness, and joint stiffness are also very common. If your condition is serious you will suffer with gland swelling, weight loss, fever, fatigue, and/or problems with kidneys and the heart.

Treatments for Arthritis

  1. Physical therapy
  2. Anti inflammation medicines
  3. Ice therapy
  4. Splinting
  5. Surgery

Prevention of Arthritis

Some of the basic ways of preventing this dreadful disease include drinking enough water, eating foods rich in vitamins C and E, and calcium, stretching, and physical exercise.

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