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Annual Health Observances NIAMS

"Arthritis" literally means “joint inflammation” in Greek or Latin. Joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, but the term “arthritis” often refers to any disorder that affects the joints. People with arthritis can feel pain and … See more

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All Diseases and Conditions NIAMS

WEBBone provides a strong framework to support and protect the soft organs (such as the brain, heart, and lungs) from injury and work with muscles to hold up the …

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Health Information For Older Adults/Seniors NIAMS

WEBHealth Information For Older Adults/Seniors. Certain conditions affect people at different stages of their lives. The NIAMS has free, easy-to-read information to help …

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What is Arthritis & What Causes it

WEBIt affects the skin, joints, and areas where tissues attach to bone. Reactive arthritis is caused by an infection in your body. Symptoms often clear up on their own …

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis NIAMS

WEBOsteoporosis in Men. Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health. This content was created by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Basics: Overview, Symptoms, and Causes

WEBRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that mostly causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in joints. RA may cause you to feel …

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Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means to You NIAMS

WEBWith good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. People who have weak bones are at higher risk for fractures. You …

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Bone Health NIAMS

WEBOther Bone Health Conditions and Diseases. Some conditions and diseases affect the bones. The causes vary, from trauma to genetics to other diseases and …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Basics: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

WEBPhysical therapy and occupational therapy. Surgery, such as joint replacement surgery. Ongoing care to see how your medications are working and to …

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)

WEBSystemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body. Lupus occurs when the immune system, …

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Calcium and Vitamin D: Important for Bone Health NIAMS

WEBVitamin D promotes bone health in these ways: Helps absorb the calcium we get from food. Along with calcium, helps protects older adults from osteoporosis. Promotes healthy …

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Psoriasis Types, Symptoms & Causes NIAMS

WEBSymptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person, but some common ones are: Patches of thick, red skin with silvery-white scales that itch or burn, typically on the …

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Osteoporosis Causes & Symptoms NIAMS

WEBOsteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decreases, or when the quality or structure of bone changes. This can …

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Gout Symptoms, Causes & Diet Recommendations NIAMS

WEBGout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in your joints, usually as flares that last for a week or two, and then resolve. Gout flares often begin in your big …

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Common Causes of Back Pain

WEBKidney stones or infections. Endometriosis, which is the buildup of uterine tissue in places outside the uterus. Infections that involve the bones of the spine or the …

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Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

WEBExercise. Exercise is an important part of an osteoporosis treatment program. Research shows that the best physical activities for bone health include …

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Health Lesson: Learning About Muscles NIAMS

WEBThere are more than 650 muscles in the human body. Muscles work together with bones to help you move. Muscles and bones (your skeleton) are part of the …

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Scoliosis Symptoms, Test & Treatment NIAMS

WEBMost children and teens with mild scoliosis do not have symptoms or pain. Sometimes, the child, teen, or a family member may notice changes in posture, which may be a sign of …

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Psoriasis Basics: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Steps to Take

WEBBathe in lukewarm water and use mild soap that has added oils. After bathing, put on heavy moisturizers while your skin is still damp. Maintain a healthy …

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