Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngstersExperts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

Sleep apnoea patients are at a higher risk of developing gout, reveals study

People diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea face a higher risk of developing gout, the most common type of arthritis, according to new research

Sleep apnoea patients are at a higher risk of developing gout, reveals studyNew research reveals that people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. OSA is associated with a range of serious comorbidities, […]

Doctors witness in the number of children with rheumatic disorders in Mumbai

Nearly 3,000 children in Mumbai live with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Incidence of Kawasaki Syndrome in 2016-17 was the highest ever seen on a year to year basis in Mumbai. This steep rise was noted by physicians across the city

Doctors witness in the number of children with rheumatic disorders in MumbaiIt is a misconception that only adults get arthritis or musculoskeletal diseases. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of childhood that affects children below 16 years of age. If not recognised in a timely manner, some of these children can sustain disabilities or even life-threatening complications. Rheumatology is a relatively new […]

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollen

Swelling, also known as edema, can happen anywhere in the body. It’s commonly seen in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Swelling occurs when extra fluid gets trapped in your body’s tissues. Several things can cause this, including heat, exercise, or medical conditions

Five reasons behind why your fingers are swollenPerhaps, you suspected swelling after the rings on your fingers seemed a lot tighter than usual. Or it may be a case of highly noticeable bloating around the joints of your hands. Regardless of the severity, here are some possible explanations for why your fingers seem a little puffy lately. Excess salt consumption Have you […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]

More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older age

Dr Mudit Khanna, an orthopaedic surgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares his insights about how the elderly's are opting to undergo knee replacement surgeries during the old age, and how to maintain it

More elderly opt for knee replacement at an older ageWith the advancing age, the incidence of health problems also increases. In India, apart from vision-related conditions, diabetes, hypertension, and degenerative joint conditions may be common in the elderly. The community-based studies have reported that there is approximately 44% prevalence of arthritis in the elderly, with pain, stiffness, and inability to walk comfortably being the […]

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down. It is often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by an immune response

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?Symptoms of joint swelling and tenderness can come and go over time – or, in some people, they can be constant. The degree of severity varies a great deal between individuals. Several interventions can help manage osteoarthritis, including physical therapy, medications, and surgery. To date, however, nothing halts the progression of this debilitating condition. It […]

Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritis

World Arthritis Day is observed on 12th of October every year and the theme for this year is “It’s in your hands, take action”. It means that your health is in your hands and in order to live a healthy and fit life, it is important to take proper diagnosis and treatment in right time

Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritisIt is a known fact that Arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of Osteoarthritis is rapidly lowering. Statistics reveal that Osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having beaten heavyweights like Cardiac Disease, Cancer and AIDS. The burden of Osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctors

Arthritis has troubled innumerable people in their old age for many years. It’s a painful condition that causes joint pain in your body. However, in the last few decades, there is a steady increase in the number of youths suffering from rheumatic arthritis

Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctorsWhile the growth, at which the younger generation is undergoing, is disturbing, the reasons for this are many varying from injuries, hereditary among others. Recently, a 26-year-old patient, at Nanavati Hospital, complained of severe knee pain, stiffness, inability to straighten his knee and walk without an aid. For many years now, he has been suffering […]

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]
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