Arthritis
Introduction:Arthritis can be very serious disease. It is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation of the joints and bones. This condition is affecting over nine million people . Usually we can find it at any age, but mostly it effects seniors.

What does Arthritis means?'Arth' means-"joint", and 'itis' mean-"inflammation". Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

Definition:
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness and limited movement. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.


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Why we chose this topic ?Actually, in Canada there are a lot of people affected by Arthritis.In 2009 ,15.2% of canadians 12 years old and older 11.7% of males and 18.5% of females. In conclusion, females are more common to get this disease .
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Forms of arthritis:

It consists more than hundred types , but the most common types of arthritis are:

  1. Osteoarthritis: It is the most common joint disorder. Symptoms: pain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms.The pain is often worse after exercise and when placing weight or pressure on the joint. It is associated of inflammation.

  2. Rheumatoid arthritis: It is a long term disease that leads to the inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues.It can also affect on other organs. It is associated of immune system.


Tretment of osteoarthritis and Rheumatiod arthritis:
For osteoarthritis, many doctors may suggest the use of glucosamine. This natural substance can repair joints that are affected by arthritic degneration. Cetyl myristoleate is another natural supplement that is being used for individuals who suffer from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis causes:

These are some related causes:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Weight
  • Previous injury
  • Occupational hazzards
  • Some high-level sports
  • Illness
  • Infection
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Arthritis Symptoms:

What are the first indications that you may have arthritis?

  • Pain

  • Inflammation of the joints

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Red color in your joints

  • Stiff joints

  • Swelling

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Prevention:

  • Exercise: An exercise program can include anything from walking around the block , taking a yoga class , or playing a round of golf.

  • The exercise should help to avoid deformity or disability in early age
  • Good nutrition: Eating large amounts of vegetables and fruits , along with a smaller portions of the other food groups , can be helpful in maintaining a healthy weight .

  • Being active

  • Avoid activities that causes an excessive stress on the joint:




How to Prevent Arthritis by 5minHealth


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Let us introduce you an excellent diet to avoid getting arthritis:


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Bread

Cereals

Avoid too much fat and cholesterol

Vegetables

Meat like fish and

chiken

Rice

and beans

Avoid too much sugar because it increase weight,

Pasta and potatoes give to

the body a lot of energy

Along with exercise, a healthy, balanced diet may improve symptoms resulting from arthritis. People with arthritis should focus on eating foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients, especially foods with vitamin E and vitamin C. These foods include whole grains such as wheat germ, fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, kiwis, oranges, spinach and broccoli; and nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/403893-what-kind-of-diet-exercise-are-good-for-arthritis/#ixzz1PBpvB7Oi
Treatment
The treatment of arthritis depends which kind of arthritis. It depends of severity, location, and persistence. The goal of the treatment is to reduce joint pain, and inflammation to prevent damage and maintain joint function. Some alternatives to treat the arthritis are:
  • Medical prescriptions.
  • Joint injections
  • Surgical operations
  • Weight reduction




Bibliography :

http://arthritis.about.com/cs/diet/a/dietandarth.htm
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/arthritis/article_em.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/06/11/earlyshow/health/main2911877.shtml

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-229-x/2009001/status/art-eng.htm

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/arthritis/page4_em.htm#treatment

http://www.livestrong.com/article/403893-what-kind-of-diet-exercise-are-good-for-arthritis/