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Arthritis


Arthritis

Definition : Arthritis is an inflammatory disorder thst affects the joints of human body .

Types : The most common types are as follows -
  • Osteoarthritis : Is of two types - 1. Primary & 2. Secondary
  • Rheumatoid arthritis : Is of three types - 1. Juvenile RA , 2. Felty's syndrome , 3. Rheumatoid spondylitis
  • Suppurative arthritis
  • Tuberculous arthritis
  • Gouty arthritis : Is of two types - Of metabolic origin & Of renal origin
Symptoms :
  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Poor sleep
  • Tenderness in the affected area
Epidemiology :
          In most cases the affected individual is an old person , but children can also be affected by this disease .

Prevention :
         
Neither Rheumatoid arthritis nor osteoarthritis can be completely prevented. By becoming physically active, losing weight and eating healthily we can try to prevent it .

Treatment :
          Though there is no cure , there are treatments and medications available for different symptoms .


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