Arthritis is Discussed on a New “Success Files” Segment with Host Rob Lowe

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Arthritis: Twinges in the hinges.

Although Arthritis is a common disease, scientists have not yet understood it well. In the next segment of the "Success Files," Rob Lowe will be discussing arthritis in details. Arthritis is not a stand-alone disease, but the term is usually used to categorize a collection of joint diseases or joint pain. This condition can affect people of all ages, races, and sex. Today, there are approximately 100 different types of the disease plus other related conditions. The disease is common among women and the elderly people in the society. Statistics indicate that more than 50 million adults and 500,000 children are affected by arthritis globally.

The most prevalent signs and symptoms of the disease involve the joints. Depending on the type of the disorder, the signs may include swelling, redness, pain, decreased range of motion, and stiffness. Arthritis is always accompanied by joint pains usually referred to as arthralgia. The pain can affect a single joint or more than one joint at the same time.

Some of the leading causes of the disorder include injury to the joints, hereditary factors, metabolic abnormalities, and both direct and indirect effects of bacterial and viral infections. Some of the risk factors for Arthritis include age where the elderly are at a higher risk, family history, sex, obesity, and any previous joint injuries.

Catch the next episode of “Success Files” to learn more about the condition.

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