How common is arthritis?

Artritis información

El término? Artritis? es un término general para más de 100 enfermedades reumáticas diferentes y condiciones. La forma más común es la osteoartritis. Otras formas comunes son la artritis reumatoide, la fibromialgia y la gota. Todas estas condiciones están presentes como dolor, molestias, rigidez e hinchazón de la articulación (dentro y alrededor de las articulaciones).

La artritis es más común que los adultos que tienen 65 años o más, pero puede afectar a personas de todas las edades, incluyendo niños. Las mujeres tienden a sufrir de una u otra forma de artritis más que los hombres (24.4 por ciento para las mujeres, 18,1 por ciento para los hombres). La artritis no discrimina cuando se trata de grupos raciales y étnicos.

Con casi 19 millones de adultos en los Estados Unidos de informes limitaciones de la actividad, la artritis es la causa más común de las naciones de la discapacidad. Una de cada 20 personas de entre 18 y 64 años reportan que la artritis que limita su trabajo.

El dolor de artritis se pueden manejar con el ejercicio. Más de la mitad de los adultos con diabetes o enfermedad cardiaca también sufren de algún tipo de dolor de la artritis. El ejercicio no sólo ayuda a controlar el dolor de la artritis, sino que hace una persona más saludable en general y pueden reducir el riesgo de otras afecciones y enfermedades.

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