It was a warm summer afternoon of August, 1999, at a friend’s house when I was introduced to rheumatoid arthritis. It was a casual and startling encounter. His aunt greeted me at the door to take me to the guest room. She seemed to be in her mid-40’s, had a round face with thin reddish skin, painful looking hand deformities and a slow, limping gait; most strikingly, an aura of pain was visible all around her. I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different.
Picture in your mind a rheumatoid arthritis patient:Let me guess : elderly women, hair gray or graying, right? Eight and a half years ago, I would have had the exact same image in my own mind, but my life took a course that prooces that there are rheumatoid arthritis patients who do not fall in the typical category During third grade, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). I distinctly remember the day things changed. Ibe day I es having the time of my chikdhoif life playing volleyball with friends at recess and the next I was bedridden, unable to move without feelling excruciating pain.
Lupus : Symptoms and Diagnosis, treatment. What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the healthy tissues in the human body. The immune system is partly made of white blood cells that fight off disease, in lupus white blood cells think that the healthy cells of the body are diseased, so they end up attacking healthy parts of the body.
Despite what we think about when we hear “arthritis,” the truth is that it’s almost impossible to paint just one picture to explain what it looks like. There are over one hundred varieties of arthritis, and anybody can get the diagnosis at any time. To me, that’s a scary statistic, especially when we consider an “old person’s” disease can affect someone as young as ten years old. For many people, arthritis is not the bone spurs or the incredible pain that crosses over them when they move their body.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). When you have lupus, the body attacks the healthy tissues that’s supposed to fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protects the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. Lupus is also a disease of flares, the symptoms worsen and you feel ill, and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). (Wallace)
recognized as a clinical entity. First identified by the Egyptians in 2640 BC, podagra (acute gout occurring in the first metatarsophalangeal joint) was later recognized by Hippocrates in the fifth century BC (Schwartz, 1886), who referred to it as 'the unwalkable disease '. Some of Hippocrates ' remarkable clinical perceptions in relation to gout are preserved in aphorisms, which are as true today as they were 2500 years ago (Galen et al., 1929). Hippocrates also noted the link between the disease and an intemperate lifestyle, referring to podagra as an 'arthritis of the rich ', as opposed to rheumatism, an arthritis of the poor. Six centuries later, Galen was the first to describe tophi, the crystallized monosodium urate deposits that can follow longstanding hyperuricemia.
Task 8.1b- disorders and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis. It is an incurable condition which affects your joints. The surface within the joints become joints become damaged which stops the joints moving smoothly.  The symptoms of this are: o Pain and stiffness o Swelling o Not being able to move the joint normally o A grating/grinding feeling
Family History also is positive for rheumatoid arthritis (Inflammatory changes in the joints causing pain), so we had serology (scientific study of blood or other bodily fluids) run for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (the rate at which red blood cells settle in one hour used to detect inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases), and looking for presence of Anti-Nuclear-Antibodies (found in patients whose immune system may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body
Osteoarthritis is also known as a degenerative joint disease and is the most common form of arthritis. With this type of arthritis, the cushion material, or cartilage, in the joints becomes to wear down. Pain is then caused when bones rub against each other. Stiffness, pain and loss of movement could occur in the joints with this of disease . Osteoarthritis is significant because it could occur in people of all ages and there are a number of risk factors including obesity, high impact sports, joint injuries, weak muscles, genetics and the most common one is the increase in age .
There are many diseases out in the world; one of the least talked about is lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with about 1.5 million people in America living with it. Though no one truly knows the cause for it, it is chronic. This affects the inside of your body including your organs, heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, brain and joints. Your skin can also be damaged as well. When one has this disease it means that your immune system which fights off bacteria, infection, and germs, your body has a harder time at protecting itself. Everyone’s body produces protein or B cells which are known as antibodies, it defends the body from viruses. Since lupus is an autoimmune disease, it is very hard to tell the difference between invaders and
Although there are over 100 types of arthritis (such as gouty arthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome and lupus), osteoarthritis is the most common. It 's a condition in which there is a malfunction of the plastic-like fibrous on the end of cuboid joint parts in the arms, waist, legs and back. Without that safety support, cuboid rub against cuboid, which eventually results in irritation, inflammation and even problems. The irritation and incapacity due to arthritis can prevent you from doing daily
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It can affect any joint but occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. Osteoarthritis is a chronic
That means your knees are not going to be better but your kidney is going to fail. People with advanced arthritis definitely require surgery and cannot be cured by medicines. Several rheumatoid patients require knee replacement at a relatively younger age. Replacement Surgery in severely damaged knee may reduce the longevity of the replaced joint because of technical