Know it, to defeat it??
It is always said that to defeat your enemies one should always know them in and out. Likewise, Divisha believes that to defeat any disease one should know everything about it.
What is Rheumatism?
Rheumatism refers to various painful medical conditions which affect joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Rheumatic diseases, also called musculoskeletal diseases, are characterized by pain and a consequent reduction in the range of motion and function in one or more areas of the musculoskeletal system; in some diseases there are signs of inflammation: swelling, redness, warmth in the affected areas. Rheumatic diseases can also affect internal organs.
Some people use the word arthritis to refer to all rheumatic diseases. Arthritis, which literally means joint inflammation, is just part of the rheumatic diseases. Arthritis in the restricted sense primarily involves: joint pain, joint stiffness, joint inflammation, and joint damage. Rheumatic disease is not a single disorder. It encompass more than 200 different diseases which span from various types of arthritis to Osteoporosis and on to systemic connective tissue diseases.
In the industrialized world, rheumatic diseases affect more individuals than any other disease group. In fact a third of people of all ages are affected at some point during their lifetime. In Europe almost every family is affected in some way by a rheumatic disease. Moreover, untreated rheumatic diseases may reduce life expectancy.It affect all ages and both genders, although women are more frequently affected than men.
Some common factors can increase the risk of developing rheumatic disease.
- Excessive weight.
- Genetic factors
- Certain occupations which lead to injury and overuse of joints.
- Increasing age.