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What To Understand About Arthritis and How To Deal With It

Arthritis affects the people of all ages. The common symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, swelling and stiffness that may vary over time. Arthritis makes life painful, causing trouble in physical activities and get worse with age leading to disabilities.

Regardless of age or sex arthritis can cripple anyone. Although, nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 children have fallen victim to arthritis in America, most people are little aware about this disease and the type of arthritis they suffer.

Osteoarthritis or degenerate arthritis:

It is one of the most common forms of arthritis affecting millions across the world. When the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears away, it rubs against one another and commonly causes pain in the joints of knees, hands, hips and spine. There is no any common cure for Osteoarthritis. You can control its effect only by:

  •  Maintaining a healthy weight
  •  Regular physical activity balancing rest
  •  Avoiding excessive and repetitive movements.
  •  Using other therapies and treatment.

Inflammatory arthritis:

When human immune systems mistakenly attack the joints and body tissues it is called rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis. Besides attacking the joints it can affect other organs and parts of the body like eyes, skin, lungs and blood vessels. The symptoms get worse over time with the progress of the disease.

Infectious or septic Arthritis:

It is often caused by the infection of bacteria or viruses into your joints. Joints may become infected with germs or viruses travel through the bloodstream or directly through any injuries. Prompt treatment is necessary to clear the joint infection and prevent the spreading of infection.

Metabolic Arthritis:

The Human body produces uric acid and sometimes its amount increases more than the required. The extra amount of uric acid remains within the body because the body can’t discharge it quickly enough. It creates some needle like crystals in the joint, causing sudden episodic joint paint. It’s also called Gout attack. Controlling the uric acid level in your blood is the only way to get rid of Gout.

Is there any possible prevention?

Research is still underway to find a solution of Arthritis. Right now, it is a kind of disease where true prevention seems to be impossible. However, one can reduce the effect of arthritis and can slow down its progress by taking some caution.

  •  Maintain a healthy weight with regular physical activity.
  •  Eat healthy food, eat less, and do more aerobic exercise.
  •  Water exercises are best for arthritis sufferers.
  •  Quit smoking and drinking alcohol specially those who suffers Gout.
  •  Avoiding excessive and repetitive movements .
  •  Strengthening the muscles around the join for added support.
  •  Use some therapies and medication to help reduce pain and inflammation.
  •  Don’t delay to see a doctor if you have joint symptoms.

These are the things that can be done to preserve joint function and regain pleasure in life with no more pain. Arthritis is the no 1 reason causing disability among many people across the world. It might seem simple or its symptoms may not be severe for you during the initial period. But at any point of time it shouldn’t be ignored and it’s a good idea to visit your doctor as early as possible.

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