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  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    You may have always thought of rheumatoid arthritis as a condition exclusively experienced by adults, especially elderly people, but many children also suffer from this chronic autoimmune disease. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that about one in 1,000 children will develop some type of juvenile arthritis. According to the...
  • The Risk Factors of Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that causes chronic, widespread pain throughout muscles and joints. Although the mechanisms of this disorder are not well understood, research shows that some people are more likely than others to develop fibromyalgia. There are several factors that increase a person’s risk for being diagnosed....
  • How is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated

    Because physicians aren’t quite sure what causes juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)— also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)—there is no clear way to prevent this chronic condition that affects almost 300,000 American children aged 18 and younger. There is also no cure for JIA. The good news, however, is that juvenile...
  • The Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that typically affects joints in the hands and feet. Unlike osteoarthritis, which causes damage and degeneration strictly to joint cartilage, RA affects the joint lining, resulting in painful swelling, bone erosion, and in severe cases joint deformity. RA is an...
  • Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disorder resulting from an inflammation of the membranes or tissues that line the joints, typically in the hands and feet, that generally develops in an individual between the ages of forty and sixty. Over time, RA can destroy the cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bone...
  • Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis affects millions of Americans and occurs when inflammation arises in a person’s joints, particularly hands, elbows, or knees. Over time, it can cause severe joint damage. There’s no known way to prevent rheumatoid arthritis itself, but there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure that the...
  • Fibromyalgia Explained

    When searching for fibromyalgia information you will find several conflicting resources because most doctors fail to recognize the condition. More doctors are starting to accept fibromyalgia as a diagnoses but some are also skeptical. Many people continue to suffer due to the lack of diagnosis in the health community....
  • How Fibromyalgia is Diagnosed

    Making an initial diagnosis is often the most difficult step in treating fibromyalgia. Because the cause of fibromyalgia is not directly known and the symptoms show great overlap with those of several other diseases, your physician will look for symptoms specific to fibromyalgia while ruling out other conditions through a...
  • What Causes Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of virtually body-wide pain. Although it is still not completely understood, it seems to be characterized by poor sleep, cognitive problems, head-to-toe pain and stiffness, and a variety of other physical and psychological symptoms severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Although the exact...