What is arthritis and what are the symptoms?
The term arthritis comes from the Greek root: artr = articulation and the suffix itis = inflammation, which designates the inflammation of a joint. However, there are many different types of arthritis and related diseases that affect not only the joints, but also the tissues that support them, muscles and bones.
The main symptoms or signs that warn us of a joint or related problem and that manifest themselves in the same joints or in the areas that surround them, are:
- Swelling (not always)
- Difficulty moving joints
Other less frequent symptoms may occur depending on the type of arthritis, but if one of these four is perceived, for more than two weeks, it is necessary to consult your doctor.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis and related diseases are the most common cause of disability in the United States. More than 8 million people in the nation are disabled and 23 million people limit their daily activities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project that by 2030, 67 million people in the nation will have arthritis diagnosed by a doctor. That is, an increase of 45% of the current figure.
The numbers are alarming, so it is necessary to know their causes and prevent what we can.
Causes and prevention
There are several causes, many unknown, for the many types of arthritis and related diseases.
Arthritis that is caused by genetic factors (hereditary) or failure of the immune system due to the a virus, bacteria or fungus, can not be prevented. Even the risk increases if you have a strong blow to any joint, or if you have a defect in the cartilage, or if an infection from a bacterium, fungus or virus attacks any joint.
However, we can do avoid the following causes of arthritis:
- Obesity: Overweight exposes to suffer osteoarthritis, mainly in the knees. It also exposes, mainly to men, to develop gout. Therefore, and for all the negative consequences of overweight, it is vitally important to maintain an appropriate weight for our bone structure.
- Muscle weakness: When the muscles weaken, they stop supporting the joints properly. The risk of joint wear, mainly in the knee, is greater. That is the importance of exercising daily and feeding ourselves properly.
- Repetitive movements: Some movements that are made repeatedly over a prolonged period of time can damage or cause joint injury.
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