Arthritis means ‘joint inflammation’. However, the term Arthritis is used to describe over 200 different varieties of rheumatic disorders that affect the joints and its surrounding tissues.
Who gets Arthritis?
Arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, but today, people of all ages (including children) can be affected, all thanks to the lifestyle.
Arthritis has a significantly higher age-adjusted prevalence in women (23.9%) than men (18.6%), with the prevalence increasing with age and higher among women than men in every age group.
What causes Arthritis?
Injury – leading to degenerative arthritis.
Abnormal metabolism – leading to gout and pseudogout.
Inheritance – such as in osteoarthritis.
Infections – such as in the arthritis of Lyme disease.
Immune system dysfunction.
Symptoms of Arthritis
Pain- It can be constant or can come and go. It can be isolated to a single joint or to multiple joints in the body.
Swelling- Skin around the affected joint can become red and swollen in some types of arthritis.
Stiffness- Some types of arthritis causes stiffness of joints which can lead to difficulties while performing day-to-day activities.
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