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Arthritis – Chronic Disease of Bones – Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Arthritis


On 10th March 2011 researchers says that a new protein molecule derived from growth factor progranulin provide treatment for the inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. The development of this protein in the body produces cytokines that control the level of cartilage. Appropriate level of cartilage prevents arthritis in the body. These protein molecules are secreted by the nervous system and other immune system of the body.
Arthritis is taken from a Greek word which means “joint” and its Latin meaning is “inflammation”. It affects the muscles and the skeleton system of the human body specially the joints. It becomes the main cause of disability in the people of over 55 years of age.

Arthritis is not a single disease. It covers other medical conditions.

Types of arthritis

There are more than hundred types of arthritis. Some are given below:

1. Osteoarthritis
It is a type of arthritis in which cartilage loses its elasticity. If the cartilage is stiff it damages easily. Cartilage functions as a shock absorber. When the cartilage is damaged the tendons and the ligaments are damaged too as a result it causes pain in the muscles and bones.

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How to Have Young and Healthy Knees

Can you maintain a healthy life style without fit legs? No, it is not possible at Maintain-Healthy-Kneesall. Perhaps the most important part of our legs is the knee. Bending, walking, running, working out, everything depends upon the fitness of knees. If you take care of this vital joint of your body, you might lessen the risk factor of acquiring arthritis or its horrible symptoms. Having strong and firm quadriceps is the key to having strong and healthy knees. If you concentrate on strengthening your key muscles of legs, that will help you maintain the cartilage in shape and healthy.

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Arthritis: How to deal with it

Joint pain is commonly known as arthritis. It’s a worldwide problem & it mostly occurs for heavy weight people. It is a huge obstacle to your normal movements. It can restrain your natural activities in several ways, but solutions are always there.

•    Exercise is the best way to get relief from the arthritis pain. In your daily exercise routine include some motions, stretching, functional movements etc.

•    Putting on weight also enhances the joint pain, so try to maintain proper weight.

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The Role of Enzymes in Bone Metabolism

enzymes in bonePsycnodysostosis is a kind of a genetic disease characterised by short physique and that opens a window into how the joints could be destroyed by arthritis. Such a condition is caused by an enzyme called “Cathepsin K” that hampers the cells that break down the bones into bone modelling and repair; this further leads to bone resorption as well as brittle bones.

Cathepsin K has been studied largely using mouse pointers to study its role in bone metabolism. However, a new study observes its role in bone resorption in humans and concludes that it’s not required for bone break down.

The study took place in the Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland and it involved a 55 year old patient suffering from Psycnodysostosis and also developed psoriatic arthritis(which is similar to psoriasis – a kind of a skin and nail disease).

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Exercise and Proper Foot Care Helps Fight Arthritis

The “Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)” is a community based exercise program which is more for recreation. Being non clinical in nature, it has been designed with activities focused at bring an improvement in the stamina as well as the health of the joints.

The experts in the field of physical therapy assert that the notion that people suffering from arthritis cannot exercise should be dealt more as a falsehood. A right exercise program can help in reducing pain in the joints, increases flexibility and encourages general wellbeing.

AFEP keeping these factors like pain, weariness and restricted activity among the patients of arthritis, designed this special exercise program for them.

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