Who Gets Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it can affect people of any age and gender. Although the condition can damage any joint in the body, it typically affects those in the hands, knees, and lower back. Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, tenderness, and joint stiffness. Because there is no cure available Continue Reading >>

What You Need to Know About Lupus and Metabolic Syndrome

For some patients suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), there can also be an increased risk of developing metabolic disease. According to a study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, as many as one-third of patients suffering from lupus were also diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. What is Metabolic Syndrome? Guidelines from the National Institutes Continue Reading >>

What You Need to Know About Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

With a growing number of Americans diagnosed with Celiac disease every year, which results from the body’s inability to properly digest gluten, the condition has become a major concern for individuals suffering from food allergies. Understanding what Celiac is, and how gluten affects the digestive system and overall health is an important step in finding Continue Reading >>

What Everyday Activities Can Prevent Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. As a bone disease that worsens over time, osteoporosis causes patients to slowly lose bone mass and bone mineral density. Because the bones become weaker, people suffering from the condition are much more likely to experience fractures and various complications that can quickly limit both personal Continue Reading >>

What are the Different Forms of Arthritis?

With over 100 different variations and related conditions, arthritis affects as many as 350 million people around the world; an estimated 40 million in the United States alone. Arthritis is the technical term for joint inflammation, but it is also used as an umbrella term for a wide range of rheumatological conditions. If you suspect Continue Reading >>

Walking Out on Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fatigue

Even otherwise healthy and active people who have never spent a lazy weekend in bed, ordering takeout, and binge watching the latest season of House of Cards on Netflix can attest to one of the most puzzling of physical conundrums – the less time you spend moving, the more tired you seem to feel when Continue Reading >>

Treating Celiac Disease in Young Children

While a gluten-free diet has become incredibly popular among those looking to lose weight or improve their focus, a recent study found that children suffering from rheumatologic issues might also benefit from cutting the protein from their diets. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, discovered Continue Reading >>

Top Five Exercises for People With Arthritis

The pain and stiffness that often accompanies arthritis can sometimes make it difficult for sufferers to enjoy their favorite sports and physical activities. Sometimes, even everyday activities like walking up and down stairs or getting in and out of the car can produce pain and discomfort, depending on where the arthritis is located and on Continue Reading >>

Tomatoes May Be Linked to Gout Flare Ups

Many of those who suffer from gout in Los Angeles have long believed that tomatoes are a dietary trigger for painful flare-ups, despite a notable lack of medical evidence to support the claim. However, a study recently identified that the link between tomatoes and gout is not dissimilar to other foods that cause gout flares Continue Reading >>

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