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This entry was posted on September 20, 2016.
If you don’t already have it, I am sure you have at least heard of the #1 cause of disability nationwide, Arthritis. Recently, my own body has been progressing through its own arthritic attack.
My family background consists of just about every type of arthritic condition known to man. Problem is, I’m not sure which one is plotting their attack on me next!
There have been some minor Arthritic threats knocking on my door occasionally in the past. But it seems everyday now I am affected even more and more. Whether it spawned from an active event or simply put, its just my aging body, it definitely created a definite weight I will carry around for the rest of my life. From simple things like getting out of bed in the morning to doing stuff around the house, I just don’t function how I used to. This led my curiosity astray into research mode.
According to the Arthritis foundation, from infant to your elder age, Arthritis can be a shadow for your entire life. So what is Arthritis and how do you know if you have it you say?
With over 50 million adults currently afflicted with some type of Arthritis in America. This common disease state is most commonly referred to as Arthritis has over 100 different types plaguing people of America. The term Arthritis is an informal way of referring to any type of joint pain or joint disease. There are many common symptoms that occur with this joint disease like swelling, stiffness, decreased range of motion and of course pain. These symptoms can come and go on a daily basis and can range any where from mild / moderate too severe. They can also stick around for days, weeks, years or lifetimes depending on the severity and type.
Degenerative Arthritis, also known as Osteoarthritis, is the most common type that affects the cartilage of your joints, and as time progresses it can eventually wear down your cartilage to nothing leaving bone-to-bone contact that increases your chronic joint pain to a stand still in the end. Causes of this disease can be traced back to family history, age, race, previous injuries and even excessive weight. To combat the onset of this disease your best option is to always stay active, avoiding injuries and repetitive motions, and always maintain a healthy weight.
Inflammatory Arthritis is a unique type and generates when your immune system in your body produces inflammation to prevent or fight off infection or disease. But sometimes instead of fighting these infections in can mistake joints, internal organs, and eyes as well as many other parts of the body.
Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis are the most common types of inflammatory arthritis. Your family genetics and many environmental factors can trigger these types of arthritis and can rapidly take over if not properly medicated with DMARDs.
Infectious Arthritis is when a virus or fungus enters the joint and has the ability to cause inflammation. These organisms can infect our bodies through common infections and contaminations. Like hepatitis, STDs, and food poisoning, these infections have the ability to attack your joints if not treated properly with antibiotics in a timely matter.
So to sum it all up, if you are experiencing slight to severe pain in any joint in your body, go see your primary care physician, and let them preform a complete exam (blood tests, imaging, scans, etc.) to determine your type and severity. Then your next step is to research your type and how you can combat its onset on your body.
In the meantime, you have a great option that’s just right around the corner at your local pharmacy to control the pain involved in all types of Arthritis. IT’S EAZY SQUEEZY! BLUE-EMU’s MAXIMUM ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF CREAM is effective when it comes to on the spot pain relief.