Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritis

Evidence shows that osteoarthritis is commoner in urban areas, as against rural areas, and may be one of the reasons for an increasing trend in younger people

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritisIt is a known fact that arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of osteoarthritis is lowering rapidly Statistics reveal that osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having trounced heavyweights like cardiac disease, cancer and AIDS The burden of osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseases

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseasesThe discovery made by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Amy Wyatt from Flinders University in South Australia has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Pregnancy is a unique physiological state involving biological stresses that promote protein damage (misfolding) within the maternal body. The research delves into the way the […]

Foods that can ease your arthritis pain

Any kind of pain or disorder affecting the joints is usually referred to as arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis. The general treatment for arthritis may include resting the joints and alternating between applying ice and heat

Foods that can ease your arthritis painWeight loss and exercise may also be useful. However, one of the easiest ways to ease the symptoms of arthritis is to add these foods to your diet. Broccoli Broccoli is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of vitamin K, which may reduce inflammatory markers in the blood, studies suggest. […]

Effective ways to reduce knee pain

Experiencing knee pain lately? From including certain foods in your diet to wearing the right kind of shoes, here are some easy ways to get relief

Effective ways to reduce knee painWhether your knee pain is due to arthritis, injury, or some other reason, there are simple tips you can follow to ease the pain and prevent further damage to the vulnerable joints. Do not skip your warm-up Remember to stretch and warm-up before your workout, especially if it involves high-intensity exercises. Jeffrey Duarte, a performance […]

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory and thinking problems later in life. People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Inflammation in middle age may indicate increased risk of dementia in later life, finds study  The latest findings from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study indicate that people suffering chronic inflammation during middle age show a greater decline in cognitive function as they get older. When the body sustains an injury, it raises an acute inflammatory response to fight off infection and promote healing. This inflammatory response is localised […]

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis

According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritisResearchers are now hopeful that yoga could be an effective way of reducing the severity of symptoms associated with this type of arthritis. Published in the Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Journal, researchers explained that an eight-week intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of both physical and psychological symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga has other […]

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 […]
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