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    Arthritis

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    Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis, a condition in which joint cartilage degenerates or breaks down. New tissue, which grows at the ends of bones, now has no cartilage cap to control it. Instead, this new bone forms into strange lips and spurs that grind and grate and get in the way of movement of the joint. Osteoarthritis is common in older people after years of wear-and-tear that thin the cartilage and the bones. Osteoarthritis can also result from diseases in which there is softening of

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    Arthritis

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    Arthritis As we grow older our bodies begin to degenerate, and stop working. There are many different kinds of diseases that we are subject to as we age, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and many others. All have a negative affect on our lives, making it difficult to function. Arthritis is the second leading chronic disease in the United States. Arthritis occurs when the body incorrectly identifies its own tissue as foreign matter and attacks it. Arthritis includes a

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    Arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that in some way effects everyone. Whether you have arthritis or not, chances are, you know someone who does and can see the effect it has on them. There are some common misconceptions about arthritis, types of arthritis, and the causes. There are in fact some different types of the disease that most people don’t know about. One type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative arthritis (a condition in which joint cartilage breaks down). New tissue, which

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    Arthritis

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    Arthritis is a general term for approximately 100 diseases that produce either INFLAMMATION of connective tissues, particularly in joints, or noninflammatory degeneration of these tissues. The word means "joint inflammation," but because other structures are also affected, the diseases are often called connective tissue diseases. The terms rheumatism and rheumatic diseases are also used. Besides conditions so named, the diseases include gout, lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative

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    The Dangers of Arthritis

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    Introduction There are more than 115 different types of arthritis. Some are very serious and hold the potential for severe disability and deformity, if left untreated. Others may generate only mild discomfort, which may be totally controlled with relative ease. Myths and misconceptions thrive everywhere. Despite the continued efforts of medical professionals, and The Arthritis Society, a large proportion of the population still believes that arthritis is nothing more that aches and pains, is never dangerous

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis or (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and connective tissue. The result is inflammation that produces permanent damage in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic syndrome that tends to be progressive and destructive as compared to Osteoarthritis or (OA), which is more of an age related disease caused by “wear and tear” of the joints. In contrast to (OA), rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by inflammation mostly of the joints, but is a general body

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    leading disability is arthritis (Arthritis Facts, n.d.). Arthritis can be caused by infectious agents, metabolic disorders, trauma, and immune disorders. Arthritis can also be transferred by genes if a person parent or close sibling have the disease. There are various types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis (the most common), rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthrosis, etc. Arthritis is an inflammation of a joint. A joint is a place where two or more bones come together. When arthritis occurs, the lining

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    Different Types of Arthritis

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    Different Types of Arthritis Someone once told me, that if I keep popping my knuckles it will cause arthritis in my hands in the future. Did you know that’s a myth? I sure didn’t. It turns out that the cracking noise from your knuckles are just a rapid collapse of gaseous bubbles. While arthritis is stiffness of the joints with painful inflammation. There are many types of arthritis out there. Some of them can be mild and others can be severe. Some of them can causes a physical change

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    Arthritis (RA) Would you believe that 350 million people worldwide have Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. RA mainly attacks the joints, usually many joints at once. RA commonly affects joints in the hands, wrists, and knees. In a joint with RA, the lining of the joint becomes

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    Jack is living with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA. Diagnosed within just the last year, he has found that this disease can be controlled and his active lifestyle is not affected. At 26 years old, Jill finally talked to her doctor about her worsening joint pain and inflammation in her hands and wrists. Having noticed symptoms for the last few years, she was shocked to learn her symptoms were the result of an autoimmune disorder known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA. With no other medical history

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