Human skin is constantly regenerating itself. When this regeneration takes place in a normal way, it causes a person to have pliable, flexible, healthy looking skin. However, when an individual is dealing with Psoriasis, there’s an interruption in normal life cycle of their skin. Skin cells begin to grow at an accelerated rate and accumulate on the surface of the skin. This leads to the appearance of silvery scales on the affected area. Red patches develop that are itchy, and at times, painful. We will discuss the symptoms of Psoriasis, as well as the causes, risk factors and treatment options.
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In some cases, people are born with Myositis because of underlying problems. However, other factors can sometimes trigger it later in life. We will answer the question, “What is Myositis?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Myositis, causes, risk factors and prevention.
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There are many famous artists in history who had Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), most notably Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alexej von Jawlensky. Both represent a great example of successfully coping with RA in former times when treatment was extremely limited. In addition, these artists took advantage of creative disease management. We will discuss these two artists who had Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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Metabolic bone diseases affect the strength of the bones. These can cause brittle and weak bones that break easily. There are numerous types of metabolic bone disease, but Osteoporosis is the most common. Rickets is another common metabolic bone disease that is found in children and results in bones that are too soft.
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Gout is one of the oldest and most painful forms of Arthritis. It affects roughly 3.9 percent of adults in the United States, amounts to approximately 8.3 million people. This condition can cause sporadic bouts of pain in the joints and in areas where Gout materializes. We will answer the question, “What is Gout?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Gout, risk factors, management and treatment of Gout.
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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the immune system. Also known as systemic lupus erythematosus, it can affect the joints, the skin or the organs. Lupus is a serious condition that requires care and supervision from a physician for effective management. We will answer the question, “What is lupus?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of lupus, risk factors, management and treatment options.
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Bursitis and Tendinitis both can cause discomfort and pain, and make it difficult for you to perform certain activities. Bursitis and Tendinitis also tend to become worse as you age. Many people mistakenly choose to “wait and see” if these conditions improve. However, they don’t tend to improve without some form of intervention. Bursitis and Tendinitis are similar conditions. Therefore, we will discuss Bursitis vs. Tendinitis to better help you understand the difference between these two conditions.
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Being able to wake up in the morning and move around without pain and discomfort is something that most people take for granted. When dealing with debilitating musculoskeletal diseases like Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica, rising with little to no pain is rare.
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Back pain is one of the most comment ailments. It interferes with work, reduces your ability to enjoy life and may lead to complications that can worsen the pain. Back pain is such a prevalent condition that roughly half of all Americans suffer from it each year. By better understanding the causes of back pain, as well as the symptoms of back pain, you will be able to recognize it and take the first steps necessary to treat it.
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Arthritis is actually not a disease; it is a description of about 100 diseases that affect the joints and cause pain, stiffness and deformity. It is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and has been diagnosed in over 50 million adults and 300,000 children. Although arthritis can affect anybody, it is most common in older women. There numerous benefits of early arthritis treatments, including that it can help you control symptoms before they become rare.
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