Learning about Arthritis

Learning about Arthritis


>So doctor let’s talk about first you
know what is the definition, I mean everybody knows, arthritis you hear it
ding ding, but the ABC of arthritis what is it and
how prevalent it is?.>So when we talk about arthritis what we’re talking about
it’s pretty much the breakdown of the of the cartilage of the of the joint or the
cushioning of the joint, and that’s what creates the eventual pain that people
have and it’s a very common condition, and a very prevalent more than 30
million adults in the United States suffer from arthritis, and the
most common sites are usually the knee hip, and the hands.>Is this something that
happens over time with age?, or it is anybody anybody could fall victim to
this?.>Well there’s different types of arthritis, the most common one which is
osteoarthritis or what’s called the normal wear and tear of their joints,
that’s the one that is more prevalent as we age, but there’s
other conditions such as autoimmune arthritis which can occur at an earlier
age.>What about rheumatoid arthritis does
that fall under the umbrella you just said?.>Yeah so rheumatoid arthritis is one
of the autoimmune conditions, it’s a conditions that where your body
basically attack your own joints and that can happen at a young age as well,
so people with these autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
or, lupus or such those conditions can can have arthritis at an earlier age.

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