Posts Tagged ‘rheumatoid arthritis’

The Arthritis-Diabetes Connection

Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis share symptoms, but are very different diseases. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the joints, and is usually found in older people. Inflammatory arthritis refers to a group of autoimmune diseases, diseases in which the immune system attacks the body’s joints, and can occur at any age. Inflammatory arthritis…

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4 Diseases that Strike Women Differently than Men

No one needs to be told that women are different than men. It should therefore be no surprise that gender differences apply even when it comes to health and disease. Here are the top 4 diseases that affect men and women very differently: Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the…

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Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Fifty million people in the US suffer from some form of arthritis. The two most common types are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling; however, proper treatment requires an accurate diagnosis that differentiates between these two very different diseases. Here are the major differences between OA and RA:…

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