Learn about Osteoarthritis
Learn about Osteoarthritis Heading link
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease that can affect the many tissues of the joint and it most commonly occurs in the hands, hips, and knees. Osteoarthritis affects over 32.5 million people in the United States. When diagnosed with osteoarthritis, patients become pain avoidant which can lead to sedentary behavior, weight gain, an increased risk for falls, joint replacement surgeries, and chronic disease. The prevalence of osteoarthritis is higher in females, roughly 60% of those diagnosed with OA are female.
What you can do about Osteoarthritis Heading link
If you’re high risk and want to lower your odds of developing OA, or if you want to slow it down, you have several options:
- Managing your weight
- Avoiding joint injury
- Getting regular physical activity
- Controlling blood sugar
- Choosing a healthy diet
- Not smoking
- Getting enough sleep
- Managing stress
You can learn more about Osteoarthritis from the following sources... Heading link
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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OAA on Osteoarthritis Heading link
Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
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